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Warner Hollywood: upper lobby areas

6433 Hollywood Blvd.  Los Angeles, CA 90028  | map |

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A look into the lobby from part way up the secondary stairs house left. The auditorium is off to the left.   These stairs around to the side both house left and house right get you up to the lower level of the balcony. The two sets of stairs we see in the distance get up to the mid balcony level.  Photo: Bill Counter - 2012

It's a big balcony at the Warner. Access is on three levels:

Lower Balcony

The secondary stairs around farthest from the center of the lobby go up to small vestibules outside the lower balcony crossaisle either house left or house right.

There's no corridor between the sides at this level. On each side there's also a locker room area and a staff restroom.

Mid Balcony
The two sets of main stairs nearest the centerline both go up to a lobby at the middle balcony level. There's also an elevator stop at this level.

A men's room is on the west side and a ladies room on the east side.  Stairs from here continue on up to the upper balcony lobby.

Three vomitories lead into the mid balcony crossaisle. The center one was sealed off when the balcony was twinned leaving one for the west theatre and one for the east theatre.

The exits at either end of the mid-balcony crossaisle also go out to the mid balcony lobby.

Upper balcony
A corridor goes across behind the last seating section in the balcony. It's currently blocked at the center to eliminate cross traffic between the two balcony theatres.

From there a set of stairs goes up to the booth, elevator equipment room and out onto the roof.



The view down into the main lobby from the top of the secondary stairs house left. Behind us here is a small vestibule leading to the house left end of the lower balcony crossaisle. Photo: Bill Counter - 2012



Lower balcony level: the vestibule outside the lower crossaisle house left.  Photo: Bill Counter - 2012



Lower balcony level house left: marquee letter storage. There's also an usher's restroom beyond this. There's a similar room off the lower balcony vestibule house right used for concession storage -- and a staff restroom beyond.  Photo: Bill Counter - 2012




Looking down into the lobby from the main stairs house right. At the top of this set of stairs you're in the mid balcony lobby.  Photo: Bill Counter - 2012



 Mid balcony level lobby: the ladies lounge at the house right end. The ladies toilet area is through the doorway. Photo: Bill Counter - 2012



Mid balcony level lobby: from outside the ladies lounge looking west toward house left.  The lighted arch area just beyond the drinking fountain is a set of stairs up to the upper balcony level. The elevator is just beyond that.  Photo: Bill Counter - 2012



Mid balcony level lobby: the vomitory into the east (house right) side of the balcony.  Photo: Bill Counter - 2012



Mid balcony level lobby at the center. We see the elevator vestibule on the south side of the lobby and one of two sets of stairs up to the lobby at the upper balcony level. The snack bar is behind us. Photo: Bill Counter - 2012



Mid balcony level lobby: looking east toward house right. The doorway at the far end is the ladies lounge. The doorway behind the bar used to go to the center vomitory into the auditorium -- here turned into concessions storage. Photo: Bill Counter - 2012



Mid balcony level lobby: the center vomitory behind the snack bar. It got turned into concession storage after the twinning of the balcony. Photo: Bill Counter - 2012



Mid balcony level lobby: looking inside the balcony structure from an access door off the the center vomitory. Note the mushroom holes in the slab for ventilation -- now all plugged. Photo: Bill Counter - 2012




Mid balcony level lobby: inside the balcony looking off toward house right. Photo: Bill Counter - 2012



Mid balcony level lobby: inside the balcony looking down at the plaster ceiling above the main floor.  The flexible duct we see is for the main floor projection booth. Photo: Bill Counter - 2012



Mid balcony level lobby: the vomitory into the west (house left) side of the balcony. Photo: Bill Counter - 2012



Mid balcony level lobby: the vestibule of the men's room on the house left end of the lobby. Photo: Bill Counter - 2012



Mid balcony level lobby: the men's toilet area. Photo: Bill Counter - 2012 



Mid balcony level lobby: more men's room. Photo: Bill Counter - 2012



Upper balcony level lobby: looking toward house left. The auditorium is on the right. At each end of this lobby there are stairs down to the mid balcony lobby.  Behind us is a partition dividing the lobby in half to prevent cross traffic between the two balcony theatres. Photo: Bill Counter - 2012



Upper balcony level lobby: doors into the auditorium at the end of the lobby house right. Photo: Bill Counter - 2012



Upper balcony level lobby: the elevator vestibule.  Photo: Bill Counter - 2012



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