Start your Los Angeles area historic theatre explorations by heading to one of these major sections:
Downtown | Hollywood | Along Wilshire | [more] L.A. Movie Palaces | Theatres In Movies
To see what's recently been added to the mix visit the Los Angeles Theatres Facebook page.

Navigating Your L.A. Theatre Tour

Welcome to the tour!  In addition to this Los Angeles Theatres site, I have four other websites devoted to historic theatres in the L.A. area. All the material on those sites is (slowly) moving over here. The version of the program they're hosted on is being discontinued. But the pages should be up and functional at least into the middle of 2018.

I'm currently working on the Hollywood theatres -- the goodies along Wilshire will be next up. The Los Angeles Theatres Facebook page will let you know what new items have been added either here or to the doomed web pages. My Theatres In Movies site might also warrant a look -- it's an ongoing project tracking which Los Angeles area theatres have showed up in films.

If you can't find what you're looking for, leave me a comment on this post or do an e-mail to counterb@gmail.com. See you at the movies!    -- Bill Counter

This site on a Mobile Device: If you find what you're looking for here on this post, terrific. But also note that you can go to the bottom of any page or post and click on "View Web Version" to get the navigation links at the top of the page and the long list down the right side.


Historic Hollywood Theatres

You'll find a an alphabetical list of the theatres in the district in the Hollywood Theatres overview section that includes a bit of data on each and links for more details. Down below this list there's also an alternate name directory.

Also of possible interest is a separate section with a list of theatres by street address.



 Movie Palaces Along Wilshire

This site explores the theatres along the Wilshire corridor from downtown to Santa Monica. The home page gives you both an alphabetical list of all the venues but also a list arranged by area -- it's a long street.

Also on this site is a theatre list by address, an alternate name directory, and a page on Wilshire history resources.


Historic Los Angeles Theatres -- Downtown

The home page gives a rundown on the 20 major surviving theatre buildings with links to their pages. You might also want to consult alphabetical rundowns on theatres west of Broadway, the Broadway theatres, Spring St. theatres and Main St. and farther east.

In addition, the site has a downtown theatre directory with both a list by address and an alternate name list.


[more] L.A. Movie Palaces

This site tries to fill in all the other areas of Los Angeles County. You'll find separate sections on theatres north of Downtown, San Fernando Valley Theatres, Long Beach, Pasadena, Glendale, theatres along the coast, and lots more. The home page has a rundown of many of the westside theatres not in Hollywood or along Wilshire Blvd.

And if you are still having trouble finding what you're looking for, these pages might help:
-- the main Los Angeles County theatres by address list
-- San Fernando Valley theatres by address list
-- San Gabriel Valley, Pomona and Whittier theatres by address list
-- the main alphabetical theatre list -- a list that also includes alternate names for each venue

Happy touring! Please let me know if you spot errors, links that don't work, etc. 

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