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Theatres By Architect

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C.S. Albright

Apollo/Star Theatre, 5544 Hollywood Blvd. (1921)


Charles R. Aldrich

Broadway Central/Judson Bldg, 428 S. Broadway (1907)
-- home to the Broadway Theatre, 1925-1988


Allison and Allison

Variety Arts Theatre, 940 S. Figueroa St. (1925)  

Royce Hall, 340 Royce Dr. Westwood (1929)


Norman W. Alpaugh

Elmiro Theatre/Broadway 4  1441 3rd. St. Promenade Santa Monica (1934)


John C. Austin 

Shrine Auditorium, 665 W. Jefferson Blvd. (1926)
 -- Abraham Edelman is also credited on the cornerstone
-- G. Albert Lansbergh did the auditorium


Clifford A. Balch

Boulevard Theatre, 4549 Whittier Blvd. (1923, 1937 remodel)

Dome Theatre, Ocean Park (1925) 

Fox Pomona, W. 3rd St. & Garey Ave., Pomona (1931) - with Floyd Stanbery

Four Star, 5112 Wilshire (c.1931) - with Walker & Eisen

United Artists, Long Beach (1931) - with Walker & Eisen

United Artists, Inglewood (1931) - with Walker & Eisen

United Artists, East L.A. (c.1931) - with Walker & Eisen

United Artists, Pasadena (1931) - with Walker & Eisen

[Balch also worked with Walker & Eisen on United Artists Theatres in El Centro and Berkeley.]

Los Feliz Theatre, 1822 N. Vermont Ave. (1934)

Iris / Fox Theatre, 6508 Hollywood Blvd. (1934 remodel)

Meralta Theatre, 9632 Culver Blvd. Culver City (1935 remodel)

Hollywood Theatre, 6764 Hollywood Blvd. (1936 remodel - with  S. Charles Lee ? )

Esquire Theatre, 419 N. Fairfax Ave. (1937)

El Rey Theatre, 5515 Wilshire Blvd. (1937)

Lido Theatre 8507 Pico Blvd. (1937)

Studio City Theatre, 13126 Ventura Blvd. Studio City (1938)

La Mar Theatre, Manhattan Beach (1938)

Gordon/Showcase Theatre, 614 N. La Brea Ave. (1938)

5th Avenue Theatre, Inglewood (1939)

Magnolia Theatre, Burbank (1940)

-- also see the listing for Clifford Balch on the Pacific Coast Architecture Database.


BAR Architects

Crest Theatre, 1262 Westwood Blvd. (1980s renovations)

Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Blvd. (2016 booth nitrate renovations)


Richard M. Bates, Jr.

Westlake Theatre, 638 S. Alvarado St. (1926)


Welton Becket

Pan Pacific Auditorium, 7600 Beverly Blvd. (1935) - by Plummer, Wurdeman and Becket  

Pan Pacific Theatre, 7554 Beverly Blvd. (1942)  -- the theatre was by William L. Pereira, the rest of the "Pan Pacific Village" that included an ice rink, bowling alley and cafe was by Wurdeman and Becket.

Capitol Records (1956)

Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, 1855 Main St. (1958)

Cinerama Dome, 6360 Hollywood Blvd. (1963)

Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, 135 N. Grand Ave. (1964)

Mark Taper Forum, 135 N. Grand Ave. (1967)

Ahmanson Theatre, 135 N. Grand Ave. (1967)


Claud Beelman

Eastern Columbia Building, 849 S. Broadway (1930)

Ninth & Broadway Building, 850 S. Broadway (1930)

Sun Realty Building/ L.A. Jewelry Center, 629 S. Hill St. (1931)

Philharmonic Auditorium, 5th & Olive (1938 exterior remodel)

Hollywood Theatre, 6764 Hollywood Blvd. (1936-8 remodel work - unconfirmed) 

Linwood Dunn Theatre/Pickford Film Center, 1313 Vine St. (1948)


Behr Browers Architects     Website: www.behrbrowers.com 

Grauman's Chinese, 6925 Hollywood Blvd. (2001 renovations)

Chinese 6, 6801 Hollywood Blvd. (2001)

Criterion Theatre 1313 3rd. St. Promenade Santa Monica (2001 renovations) 


Arthur Burnett Benton

San Gabriel Mission Playhouse, 320 S. Mission Dr. San Gabriel (1927)
 -- the project was finished by William J. Dodd


George Edwin Bergstrom

Garrick Theatre, 802 S. Broadway (1921 remodel)

Metropolitan Theatre, 6th & Hill Sts. (1923, building only)
-- the theatre was by William Lee Woollett

On Pacific Coast Architecture Database: George Edwin Bergstrom


Bergstrom, Bennett, Haskell and Stanton

Pasadena Civic Auditorium 300 E. Green St. (1932)


Stanley Borbals

Monica I&II/Monica Film Center, 1332 2nd St. Santa Monica (1970)


Blair Ballard Architects / BBA     Website: www.bbarchitects.com 


Grauman's Chinese, 6925 Hollywood Blvd. (2013 Imax renovations)


Boller Brothers, Carl Boller

Inglewood Theatre, Inglewood (1923)

Largo Theatre, Watts (1923)

Montrose Theatre
, Montrose (1923)

Tracy Theatre
, Long Beach (1925)

Stadium Theatre, 8906 W. Pico Blvd. (1931)

Atlantic Theatre, Long Beach (1942) 


Edward J. Borgmeyer

Forum Theatre, 4050 W. Pico Blvd. (1924)


F. J. Capitain & J. Lee Burton

Los Angeles / Lyceum Theatre, 227 S. Spring St. (1888)


F. J. Capitain & John Paul Kremple

Turnverein Hall / Regal Theatre, 323 S. Main St. (1894)


Stiles O. Clements see Morgan, walls & Clements
 

Russell Collins

Festival Theatre 10887 Lindbrook Dr. Westwood  (1929)
- part of the grocery store building became a theatre in 1970


Jeff Cooper Architects

Criterion Theatre 1313 3rd. St. Promenade Santa Monica (1983 6-plexing) 


John Montgomery Cooper

Wilshire/NuWilshire Theatre, 1314 Wilshire Blvd. Santa Monica (1931)

Roxie Theatre, 518 S. Broadway (1931)


Costerisan & Kavanaugh G.F. Costerisan and J.F. Kavanaugh  

Palace of Pictures, 642 S. Broadway (1914)
    -- a conversion from retail space


C. Howard Crane

United Artists Theatre 933 S. Broadway (1927) -- with Walker & Eisen


W. Dearien

Temple Theatre, 158 N. Spring, 155 N. Main (1859)


Oliver P. Dennis

Rialto Theatre 812 S. Broadway (1917)


William J. Dodd / Dodd and Richards

Kinema/Criterion Theatre, 642 S. Grand Ave. (1917)

San Gabriel Mission Playhouse, 320 S. Mission Dr. San Gabriel (1927)
-- the project was finished by Dodd when the original architect, Arthur Burnett Benton, became ill


Arthur Drielsma

Vogue Theatre, 6675 Hollywood Blvd. (1959 remodel)


Abraham Edelman

Blanchard Hall, 233 S. Broadway (1899)

Casino/Los Angeles/Empress/Capitol Theatre, 344/228 S. Spring St. (1903)

Belasco/Follies Theatre, 337 S. Main St. (1904)

Majestic Theatre, 845 S. Broadway (1908)
-- with Leo W. Barnett as the firm of Edelman & Barnett

Shrine Auditorium, 665 W. Jefferson St. (1926)
 -- on the Shrine cornerstone with John C. Austin but evidently left the job early


Jack Edwards

Tiffany Theatre 8534 Sunset Blvd. West Hollywood (1966)


Eisen and Eisen aka Eisen & Son, Theodore Augustus Eisen and Percy Augustus Eisen

Globe Theatre, 202 E. 5th St. (1908)

Grand Theatre, 730 S. Grand (1908)

-- also see later listings for the successor firm Walker & Eisen


Ellerbe Becket

Ahmanson Theatre, 135 N. Grand Ave. (1994 remodel)


Frank Escher and Ravi GuneWardena

York/Bob Baker Marionette Theatre 4949 York Blvd. (2019 remodel)


Thomas Berkes

Laemmle's Grande 345 S. Figueroa St. (c.1984) 


F. J. Capitain and J. Lee Burton

Los Angeles/Orpheum/Lyceum Theatre, 227 S. Spring St. (1888)
  -- It has also been attributed to John Paul Kremple


Engineering Service Co.

Criterion Theatre 1313 3rd. St.  Santa Monica (1924)


Steven Erlich

Culver / Kirk Douglas Theatre, 9820 Washington Blvd. Culver City (2004 renovation)


Thornton Fitzhugh, Frank G. Krucker and Harry C. Deckbar

Trinity Auditorium, 855 S. Grand Ave. (1914)


Frank Gehry

Disney Hall, 111 S. Grand Ave. (2003)

Redcat 631 W. 2nd St. (2003)


Dwight Gibbs

Pasadena Playhouse, 39 S. El Molino Ave. Pasadena (1925 - associate architect) 

Carthay Circle Theatre, 6316 San Vicente Blvd.  (1926)

Masque/Vagabond Theatre, 2511 Wilshire Blvd. (1950 remodel from legit house)


Mel C. Glatz & Associates

Chinese Twin, 6915 Hollywood Blvd. (1979) 


Gogerty and Weyl

Hollywood Playhouse/Avalon, 1735 Vine St. (1927)

Henry L. Gogerty (1894-1990) and Carl Jules Weyl (1890-1948) also designed many other Hollywood buildings. Gogerty did many as solo projects after his partnership with Weyl was dissolved in 1928. See the Archiplanet listing for Henry Gogerty. You-Are-Here has photos of many  Gogerty and Weyl buildings. Sharon Knolle has photos of Gogerty's Plummer Park buildings on Flickr. Some projects include:

Mountain States Life Building/Yucca Vine Tower - 1928 - 6305 Yucca Ave.
Bernard Luggage 1638 Vine St. - 1928
Blaine Building - 1925 - 6601 Hollywood Blvd.
Fred Thompson Studios (Cat and Fiddle) - 1928 - 6530 Sunset Blvd.
Hollywood News Cherokee Ave.
Owens Studio Building (Hollywood Toys) 6560 Hollywood Blvd. - 1926
Dance Studio / Capitol Records - 1930 - Yucca and Vine
Original Brown Derby Restaurant - Vine St.
Grand Central Air Terminal, Glendale - 1928- 1310 Air Way
Fiesta Hall & Great Hall -- Plummer Park, West Hollywood


Alfred Grayson

Ramona/Studio Theatre, 2139 Sunset Blvd Echo Park (1914)


Henry George Greene

Century Plaza Theatres, 2040 Avenue of the Stars (1972)

Shubert Theatre, 2020 Avenue of the Stars (1972)


Elmer Grey

Pasadena Playhouse, 39 S. El Molino Ave. Pasadena (1925 - Dwight Gibbs was associate architect)


Peter Grueneisen, nonzero\architecture 

Hollywood Legion Theatre, 2035 N. Highland Ave. (2018 renovations)


Arthur W. Hawes

UCLAN / Crest Theatre, 1262 Westwood Blvd. (1940)


Hodgetts & Fung (Craig Hodgetts, Ming Fung)  Website: https://hplusf.com/

ImaginAsian/Downtown Independent, Main St.

Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Blvd.  (1998 remodel)


Henry C. Hollwedel

Santa Monica Opera House/Mayfair Theatre 214 Santa Monica Blvd. Santa Monica (1911)
 

Myron Hunt

Ambassador Theatre, 3400 Wilshire Blvd. (1921)

Vine St./Ricardo Montalban, 1615 Vine St. (1926) -- with H.C. Chambers


Sumner P. Hunt and Silas R. Burns, Hunt and Burns

College Theatre, 449 S. Hill St. (1910)

Alhambra Theatre, 731 S. Hill St. (1913)

Wilshire Ebell Theatre, 4400 Wilshire Blvd. (1927)


Jerde Architectural Design

Arclight Cinemas, 395 Santa Monica Place Santa Monica  (2015)


Gordon Kaufmann

Earl Carroll Theatre, 6230 Sunset Blvd. (1938)

Palladium, 6215 Hollywood Blvd. (1942)


Raymond M. Kennedy  see Meyer & Holler


Killefer Flammang Architects 

United Artists Theatre 933 S. Broadway (2013-2014 Ace Hotel remodel)


Richard D. King

Hermosa Theatre, Hermosa Beach  

Ravenna Theatre, 233 N.Vermont Ave.  (1925)

La Brea Theatre, 857 S. La Brea Ave. (1926)

Roosevelt/Parisian Theatre, 803 S. Vermont Ave. (1930 remodel)


John Paul Kremple

Los Angeles/Orpheum/Lyceum Theatre, 227 S. Spring St. (1888)
  -- Maybe. It's usually attributed to F. J. Capitain and J. Lee Burton


Kremple & Erkes

Hollywood Theatre, 6764 Hollywood Blvd. (1913)


John E. Kunst

Teatro Hidalgo, 373 N. Main St. (1912)

Arrow/Linda Lea Theatre, 251 S. Main St. (1925)


Ezra F. Kysor 

Merced Theatre, 420 N. Main St. (1871)

Grand Opera House, 110 S. Main St. (1884)
-- with Octavius Morgan and James M. Wood

-- also see see Morgan listings for Kysor and Morgan


G. Albert Lansburgh

Palace Theatre, 630 S. Broadway (1911)
--  Robert Brown Young & Son were the associate architects

Hillstreet Theatre, 801 S. Hill St. (1922)

El Capitan Theatre, (1926)
-- theatre only -- building by Morgan, Walls and Clements

Orpheum Theatre, 842 S. Broadway (1926)

Shrine Auditorium, 665 W. Jefferson Blvd.  (1926)
-- auditorium only -- building by John C. Austin and Abraham M. Edelman

Warner Hollywood, 6433 Hollywood Blvd. (1928)

Wiltern Theatre, 3790 Wilshire Blvd, (1931)
-- theatre only -- building by Morgan, Walls and Clements


S. Charles Lee

Tower Theatre, 802 S. Broadway (1927)

Fox Wilshire/Saban Theatre, Beverly Hills (1930)

Los Angeles Theatre, 615 S. Broadway (1931)

Studio/Academy/Holly Theatre, 6523 Hollywood Blvd. (1931 + a 136 remodel)

Sunkist Theatre, Pomona (1931)

Fox Florence Theatre, 1536 E. Florence Ave. (1932)

Tower Theatre, Compton (1935)

Vogue Theatre, 6675 Hollywood Blvd. (1935)

Arcade Theatre, 534 S. Broadway  (remodel 1935? 1938?)

Alvarado Theatre, 710 S. Alvarado St. (1936 remodel)

Hollywood Theatre, 6764 Hollywood Blvd. (1936 remodel -- with Clifford Balch ?)

Bruin Theatre, 948 Broxton Ave. (1937)

Gentry Theatre, S. Los Angeles (1937)

La Reina Theatre, Sherman Oaks (1937)

Vogue Theatre, Montebello (1937)

Vogue Theatre, 9325 Long Beach Blvd. South Gate (1937)

Follies Theatre, 337 S. Main St. (c.1937 moderne facade)

Alpha Theatre, Bell (1938)

Canyon Theatre, Tujunga (1938)

Rosemead Theatre, Rosemead (1938)

Valley / Guild Theatre, 5161 Lamkershim Blvd. North Hollywood (1938)

Cinema Theatre, 1122 N. Western Ave. (1939) 

Tumbleweed Theatre, El Monte (1939)

Academy Theatre, Inglewood (1939)

Temple Theatre, Temple City (1940)

Vern Theatre, 2811 E. Olympic (1940)

Alex Theatre, 216 N. Brand Blvd. Glendale (1940 renovations)

Admiral/Vine Theatre, 6321 Hollywood Blvd. (1940)

Bundy Theatre, 3414 Pico, Santa Monica (1941)

Crenshaw Theatre, 3020 Crenshaw Blvd. (1942)

Arden Theatre, Lynwood (1942)

Star Theatre, La Puente (1947)
  
Reseda Theatre, Reseda (1948)

Picwood Theatre, 10872 W. Pico (1948)

Fox Theatre, 115 N. Market St., Inglewood (1949) -- with Carl G. Moeller

Bay Theatre, Pacific Palisades (1949)

La Tijera Theatre, Westchester, (1949)

Garmar Theatre, Montebello (1950)

Iris / Fox Theatre, 6508 Hollywood Blvd. (1955 remodel)


Richard R. F. Lehman

York/Bob Barker Marionette Theatre 4949 York Blvd. (1923)


Harold Levitt

National Theatre, 10925 Lindbrook Dr., Westwood (1970)


Percy Parke Lewis

Fox Westwood / Regency Village Theatre, 961 Broxton Ave. (1931)


Arthur G. Lindley and Charles R. Selkirk 

Alex Theatre, 216 N. Brand Blvd. Glendale (1925)

California Theatre, 6528 Pacific Blvd. Huntington Park (1925)


Michael Maltzen

Billy Wilder Theatre 10899 Wilshire Blvd. (2006)


Benjamin Marshall of Marshall & Wilson

Mason Opera House, 127 S. Broadway (1903)
   -- John Parkinson was associate architect


Albert C. Martin

Wonderland/Jade Theatre, 315 S. Main St. (1910)

Liberty Theatre, 266 S. Main St. (1910)

Adams Theatre, 1898 West Adams Blvd. (1914)

Million Dollar Theatre, 3rd and Broadway (1918, building)
-- theatre design by William Lee Woollett

Town/Pussycat Theatre, 444. S. Hill St. (1920)

Boulevard Theatre, 1615 Washington Blvd. (1925)


Charles O. Matcham

Olympic Theatre, 313 W. 8th St. (1942 remodel)


Mayberry and Parker, Edward Leodore Mayberry Jr. and Llewellyn Adelbert Parker

Adolphus / Hippodrome Theatre  320 S. Main St. (1911)

Playhouse Theatre / Teragram Ballroom, 1234 W. 7th St. (c.1913)


Richard F. McCann

Fox Wilshire/Saban Theatre, Beverly Hills (c.1981 renovations)

Pasadena Playhouse, 39 S. El Molino Ave. Pasadena (1986 renovations)

Alex Theatre, 216 N. Brand Blvd. Glendale (1993 renovations)

El Portal Theatre, 5269 Lankershim Blvd. (2000 renovations)


L. McConville

Broadway Theatre, 428 S. Broadway (1925)


Elimar E.B. Meinardus  

Meltose Theatre, 4315 Melrose Ave. 1924)


Otto Janssen

Adolphus / Hippodrome Theatre  320 S. Main St. (1913 - adding balcony)


Frank Meline

Iris / Fox Theatre, 6508 Hollywood Blvd. (1918)

Woodley/Mission Theatre, 838 S. Broadway (1920 renovations) 


Mesbur + Smith

Fairfax Theatre, 7907 Beverly Blvd. (80s remodel)


Gordon/Showcase Theatre, 614 N. La Brea Ave. (1985 remodel)


Meyer and Holler

Owl/Granada Theatre, 1044 W. Temple St. (1913)

Miller's Theatre, 842 S. Main St. (1916 expansion - Milwaukee Building Co.)

Granada/Oriental Theatre, 7425 Sunset Blvd. (1921)

Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Blvd.  (1922)

Hunley's / Century Theatre, 5115 Hollywood Blvd. (1922)

Cabrillo Theatre, San Pedro (1923)

California/United Artists, Pomona (1923)

Mason Theatre, 127 S. Broadway (1924 renovations)

West Coast, Long Beach (1925)

Fox Fullerton
, 510 N. Harbor Blvd Fullerton (1925)

Grauman's Chinese, 6925 Hollywood Blvd. (1927)

The firm was founded in 1906 as the Milwaukee Building Co. The Pacific Coast Architecture Database has a page for Meyer & Holler with a list of some of their projects. Their principal architect was Raymond M. Kennedy.


Marcus P. Miller

Midway Theatre 3138 W. Pico Blvd. (1939)


Milwaukee Building Co. see Meyer & Holler


Carl G. Moeller

Hawaii Theatre, 5941 Hollywood Blvd. (1940) -- with Clarence Smale

Culver Theatre, 9820 Washington Blvd. Culver City (1947) -- with Albert R. Walker

Fox Inglewood, 115 N. Market St., Inglewood (1949) -- with S. Charles Lee

Fox Venice, 680 Lincoln Blvd.  (1951) -- with ?


Octavius Morgan and Ezra F. Kysor

Grand Opera House, 110 S. Main St. (1884)
-- also with James M. Wood

Morgan, born in 1850, started working for Kysor in 1874 and became a partner in 1876. Kysor retired in 1887 and Morgan took on John Walls as his new partner.


Morgan and Walls

Le Sage / Bumiller Building, 430-434 S. Broadway (1906)
 -- housed the Wonderland/Eden Musee in 1908

Pantages / Arcade Theatre, 534 S. Broadway (building and theatre, 1910)


Morgan, Walls & Morgan

Morosco / Globe Theatre, 744 S. Broadway (1913)
-- they only did the building -- the theatre was designed by Alfred Rosenheim

Little / Musart Theatre, 1320 S. Figueroa St. (1913)

The second Morgan in the firm's name was Octavius W., son of the senior Octavius. With the addition of Stiles O. Clements following the death of the senior Octavius Morgan, the firm became Morgan, Walls and Clements.


Morgan, Walls and Clements

El Capitan Theatre, 6838 Hollywood Blvd. (1926)
-- building only, theatre by G. Albert Lansburgh

Belasco Theatre, 1050 S. Hill St. (1926)

Music Box Theatre, 6126 Hollywood Blvd. (1926)

Masque/Vagabond/Hayworth,  2511 Wilshire Blvd. (1926)

Mayan Theatre, 1038 S. Hill St. (1927)

Wiltern Theatre, 3790 Wilshire Blvd. (1931)
-- building only, theatre by G. Albert Lansburgh

Leimert / Vision Theatre, 2241 W. 43rd Pl. (1931)


Raphael Nicolais

Clinton Theatre, 526 N. Western Ave. (1938)


Norstrom & Anderson

News-View/Ritz Theatre, 6656 Hollywood Blvd. (1940)


George T. Nowark

Doheny Plaza / Writers Guild Theater 135 S. Doheny Dr. Beverly Hills (1970)


Omgivning

Globe Theatre, 744 S. Broadway (2013-2015 renovations)

Garland Building, 740 S. Broadway (2018 renovations)


John Parkinson

Mason Opera House, 127 S. Broadway (1903)
-- He was associate architect. Chicago-based Benjamin Marshall of Marshall & Wilson was the lead architect.


Bijou Theatre, 7059 Hollywood Blvd.
 -- The building is a 1928 design by Parkinson & Parkinson. The theatre didn't come along until 1971 or so.


William C. Pennell

Fairfax Theatre, 7907 Beverly Blvd. (1930)


William L. Pereira

Pan Pacific Theatre, 7554 Beverly Blvd. (1942)

The rest of the "Pan Pacific Village" was by Wurdeman and Becket. Wikipedia has a list of other buildings designed by William Pereira. 


William L. Pereira and Hal Pereira

El Capitan Theatre, 6338 Hollywood Blvd (1942 remodel)


John Paxton Perrine

Lincoln Theatre, 2300 S. Central Ave. (1927)

Fox Redondo


Renzo Piano

Geffen Theatre / Academy Museum, 6067 Wilshire Blvd.


Plummer, Wurdeman and Becket

Pan Pacific Auditoriun, 7600 Beverly Blvd. (1935)

Pan Pacific Theatre, 7554 Beverly Blvd. (1942) -- the theatre was by William L. Pereira.  Wurdeman and Beckett did the rest of the complex that included a bowling alley, ice rink and cafe.

The firm with partners Charles F. Plummer, Walter Charles Wurdeman and Welton David Becket became Wurdeman and Becket following Plummer's death in 1939. The Pacific Coast Architecture Database has an entry for the firm.
 

B. Marcus Priteca

Pantages /Warner Theatre, 7th & Hill (1920)

Pantages Theatre, 6233 Hollywood Blvd. (1930)

Warner Beverly Hills, 9404 Wilshire Blvd. (1931)
 
Warner Huntington Park, 6714 Pacific Blvd. Huntington Park (1930)

Warner San Pedro / Warner Grand, 478 W. 6th St. San Pedro (1931) 

Fine Arts Theatre, 8556 Wilshire Blvd.  Beverly Hills (1937)


Frank Rasche

Loma/Paramount Theatre, 5528 Santa Monica Blvd. (1921)

Marquis Theatre, 9038 Melrose Ave. West Hollywood (1925)


Reid Brothers

Douglas Building, 3rd & Spring (1898)

Merritt Building, 8th & Broadway (1915)

Loew's State Theatre, 703 S. Broadway (1921) -- with Weeks and Day  


Rockwell Group

Dolby Theatre, 6801 Hollywood Blvd. (2001)


Alfred F. Rosenheim

Majestic Theatre, 600 block of Broadway (1904-1905, unbuilt)
-- see stories and drawings on the bottom of the page for the Majestic, 845 S. Broadway

Arrow Theatre, 5th floor, Hamburger's Dept. Store, 8th & Broadway (1908)


Cameo Theatre, 528 S. Broadway (1910)

Morosco / Globe Theatre, 744 S. Broadway (1913)
-- the office building was by Morgan, Walls & Morgan


A.B. Rosenthal

New Hollywood Theatre, 6300 block of Hollywood Blvd. (c.1918, unbuilt)


Charles R. Selkirk  -- see listings under Lindley and Selkirk 


Schultze and Weaver

Biltmore Theatre, 520 W. 5th St. (1924)


Clarence G. Smale

Hawaii Theatre, 5941 Hollywood Blvd. (1940) -- with Carl Moeller


Lewellyn J. Smith

Rampart Theatre, 2625 W. Temple St. (1924)


Lewis A. Smith

Wilshire/Embassy Theatre, 331 S. Western Ave. (1921) 

Vista Theatre, 4473 Sunset Dr. (1923) 

Academy Theatre, Pasadena (1925) 

Bard's West Adams, 4413 West Adams Blvd. (1925)

Beverly Theatre, 206 N. Beverly Dr. Beverly Hills (1925)  

Carmel/Paris Theatre, 8163 Santa Monica Blvd. (1925) 

Rialto Theatre, 1023 Fair Oaks Ave. South Pasadena (1925)

Highland Theatre, 5604 N. Figueroa (1925)

Uptown Theatre, 1008 S. Western (1925)

San Carlos, 2917 N. Main St. (1926)

El Portal Theatre, 5269 Lankershim Blvd. (1926)

Belmont Theatre, 126 S. Vermont  Ave. (1926)

Ritz Theatre, 5214 Wilshire Blvd. (1926) 

Imperial Theatre, Long Beach (1926)

Lido/Brooklyn Theatre, 2524 E. Cesar Chavez Blvd. (1926)

Manchester Theatre, 322 W. Manchester Ave. (1926)

Olympic Theatre, 313 W. 8th St. (1927)

-- also see the Pacific Coast Architecture Database listing for L.A. Smith

-- see the Cinema Treasures list of theatres Smith designed


Floyd E. Stanbery

Fox Pomona, W. 3rd St. & Garey Ave., Pomona (1931) - with Clifford Balch


Stanton, Reed & Hibbard

Beaux Arts Theatre, 1709 W. 8th St. (1927)

Hotel Figueroa (1928)


Maxwell Starkman Associates

Galaxy 6, 7021 Hollywood Blvd. (1991)


Frank L. Stiff

Victoria Theatre, 2570 W. Pico Blvd. (1913)


Train and Williams

Hyman/Garrick Theatre, 802 S. Broadway (1910)

Tally's Broadway, 833 S. Broadway (1910)

Woodley/Mission Theatre, 838 S. Broadway (1913)

Lux Theatre, 827 W. 3rd St. (c.1914)


A. Lawrence Valk

Gore's/Georgia Theatre, 1992 W. 9th St. (1913)


Lawrence B. Valk

Garrick Theatre, 802 S. Broadway (1913 remodel)


Wilfred P. Verity

Elite/Music Hall Theatre, 9036 Wilshire Blvd. Beverly Hills (1936)


Albert R. Walker

Culver Theatre, 9820 Washington Blvd. Culver City (1947) -- with Carl G. Moeller


Walker and Eisen  

 --- also see earlier listings for Eisen & Eisen


Scenic/Roxy Theatre, Pomona (1920)

Temple/El Rey Theatre
, Alhambra (1921)

Roosevelt/Parisian Theatre, 803 S. Vermont (1922)

Rialto/Valley Theatre, El Monte (1923)

United Artists Theatre (1927) -- with C. Howard Crane

Four Star Theatre, Wilshire Blvd. (c.1931) -- with Clifford Balch

United Artists, Long Beach (1931) -- with Clifford Balch

United Artists, Inglewood (1931) -- with Clifford Balch

United Artists, East Los Angeles (c.1931) -- with Clifford Balch

United Artists, Pasadena (1931) -- with Clifford Balch

Platt Electric Building, 834 S. Broadway (1927)  | LAPL photo |

Hotel Normandie, Koreatown (1928) | LA Curbed article |


Weeks and Day

Loew's State Theatre, 703 S. Broadway (1921) -- with Reid Brothers


John Weidman

Granada Theatre, 9000 Sunset Blvd. West Hollywood (1967)


Weston and Weston 

Hollywood Legion Theatre, 2035 N. Highland Ave. (1929)


Charles Whittlesey, Otto H. Neher, E. R. Harris

Philharmonic Auditorium, 427 W. 5th St. at Olive (1906)

Forrester Building, 642 S. Broadway (1907)
 -- retail space converted into the Palace of Pictures by Costerisan and Kavanaugh (1914)


James M. Wood

Grand Opera House, 110 S. Main St. (1884)
--with Ezra Kysor and Octavius Morgan

Burbank Theatre   (1893)
-- project finished by Robert Brown Young


William Lee Woollett

Million Dollar Theatre, 3rd & Broadway (1918, theatre only)
-- building by A.C. Martin

Rialto Theatre, 812 S. Broadway (remodel, 1919)

Metropolitan Theatre, 6th & Hill (1923, theatre only)
-- building by Edwin Bergstrom

Strand Theatre, Long Beach (remodel, 1920s)

Pacific Coast Architecture Database: William Lee Woollett


P.M. Woolpert

Aero Theatre, 1328 Montana Ave. Santa Monica (1939)


Wurdeman and Becket
-- see the listings for Plummer, Wurdeman and Becket and Welton Becket


Robert Brown Young & Son

Rosslyn Hotel Building, 431 S. Main St. (c.1890)
-- the building housed the Rosslyn Theatre after about 1925

Burbank Theatre
-- finished the project started by James M. Wood

Novelty/Gayety Theatre, 523 S. Main St. (1905)

Blackstone Building, 320 S. Broadway (1906)
-- the building housed the Cozy Theatre starting c.1927

Palace Theatre, 630 S. Broadway (1911)
-- the firm functioned as the local associate architects to G. Albert Lansburgh and may have designed the commercial spaces



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