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 Pantages Theatre
Despite the popularity of Hollywood and Vine as a traditional tourist destination, not many cards have surfaced that show the Pantages. Thanks to Brian Michael McCray for this colorful card from his Hollywood Postcards collection, displayed on Picasa until Google pulled the plug on that platform.
We're looking west toward Hollywood and Vine. The banner above the marquee is advertising "23 1/2 Hours Leave," a 1937 film starring Arthur Lake and James Ellison.
Another card from the McCray Hollywood Postcards collection gives us a view looking east in the 1940s. The three buildings we see in the card at the corners of Hollywood and Vine are still there.
A 1953 card from the now-vanished website Yesterday L.A. has a look east with the theatre running Walt Disney's "Peter Pan."
See our Pantages street view timeline page for many more exterior views of the theatre, arranged by year.