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 Shrine Auditorium
If this view doesn't look familiar, it's because it isn't the present building. This was the first Shrine Auditorium on the site at 665 W. Jefferson. It burned in 1920. Thanks to theatre researcher Michelle Gerdes for this one, a find of hers on eBay.
Another view of the first building, constructed in 1906. Thanks to Brian Michael McCray for this card.
This view of the other side of the original building comes from the Scotty Moore page on the Shrine Auditorium.
The new building in 1926 was a design of John C. Austin and A.M. Edelman. G. Albert Lansburgh designed the auditorium. This card was another find of Michelle Gerdes on eBay.
We seem to like corner views. Thanks again to Brian Michael McCray for this card from his huge collection.
Another version of that corner view comes from Ken McIntyre on Photos of Los Angeles. Thanks, Ken!
See our page on the Shrine Auditorium for many photos of the interior -- something the postcard people weren't interested in showing you.