Start your Los Angeles area historic theatre explorations by heading to one of these major sections:
Downtown | Hollywood | Westside | Westwood/Brentwood | Santa Monica | [more] L.A. Movie Palaces |
To see what's recently been added to the mix visit the Theatres in Movies site and the Los Angeles Theatres Facebook page.
The Metropolitan Theatre
Grauman's Metropolitan, at 6th and Hill Streets, was Los Angeles' largest movie palace with 3600 seats. The house opened in 1923, was renamed the Paramount in 1928 and, sadly, was demolished in the 60s. The photo by Kopec is in the collection of the New York Public Library. Edwin Bergstrom designed the monumental retail and office building, William Lee Woollett designed the theatre. See our Metropolitan Theatre page for many more views.