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Fox Wilshire/Saban Theatre: recent auditorium views

8440 Wilshire Blvd. Beverly Hills, CA 90211 | map |

Pages about the Fox Wilshire/Saban Theatre: history + exterior views | lobby areas | recent auditorium views | vintage auditorium views | stage | booth


A peek into the auditorium from the back of the main floor. Thanks to John Hough for his 2017 photo, one of many fine views on the Saban Theatre page of OrnateTheatres.com, the website he does with Mark Mulhall.



The rear of the main floor. Photo: John Hough - OrnateTheatres.com - 2017  



A proscenium view. The restoration work on the proscenium by Ed Kelsey and Evergreene Architectural Arts was performed in 2008. It had all been a deep dusty burgundy since the 1981 Richard McCann renovation. Photo: John Hough - OrnateTheatres.com - 2017  



An organ grille detail. Photo: John Hough - OrnateTheatres.com - 2017  



The art glass just out beyond the organ grille area. Photo: John Hough - OrnateTheatres.com - 2017



A balcony sidewall view. Photo: John Hough - OrnateTheatres.com - 2017. Thanks for the great photos, John!    



A panoramic look at the front of the Saban auditorium after proscenium restoration work. It's a photo that appeared on the Saban Theatre Facebook page in 2012.



Ready for a movie. Many thanks to Don Solosan of the Los Angeles Historic Theatre Foundation for this and his other fine photos of the theatre.



A proscenium view from halfway back on the main floor. Rabbi David Baron is discussing the theatre's restoration work at the 2010 LAHTF theatre tour. Photo: Don Solosan - LAHTF Facebook page



Another 2010 shot looking across the main floor. On the screen is part of a slide program discussing options to try to save the Fairfax Theatre. Photo: Don Solosan - LAHTF Facebook page. Thanks, Don!



Restoration work on the proscenium. The 2008 photo by Zale Richard Rubins appears courtesy of Esther Adir of the Saban Theatre. See more of Richard's photos at ZalePhoto.com.



A wonderful shot looking toward the rear of the auditorium. The 2010 Wendell Benedetti photo originally appeared on the LAHTF Facebook page. It also appears (uncredited) with a November 2013 Huffington Post article. Visit Wendell's Historic Los Angeles Theatres set on Flickr which includes a higher resolution view of the image.



Thanks to Don Solosan for this onstage photo. The event was the 2010 LAHTF "all about" tour of the building.



A luminous look at the Saban's proscenium that appears with Mark DeCarlo's November 2013 Huffington Post article "L.A. Boogie Nights" about the theatre's program of ramping up their concert schedule.



A closer look at the restored proscenium. Photo: Stephen Russo -  LAHTF Facebook page - 2012  



A detail of the plasterwork above the proscenium. Photo: Stephen Russo - LAHTF Facebook page - 2012. Thanks, Stephen!



A look across the auditorium at the restored proscenium area. It's a photo that appeared on the Saban Theatre Facebook page in 2012.



A view down from the top of the balcony. The drapery is to close off the rear of the balcony when the feeling of a more intimate venue is desired. Photo: Don Solosan - LAHTF - 2010



At the top of the balcony house right. Some of the original stenciled design has been revealed under several layers of paint in this 2012 Don Solosan photo. Evergreene Architectural Arts and Ed Kelsey did the archeological work. For more information, see Don's video "Ed Kelsey on the Saban." Another view of the area by Stephen Russo is on the LAHTF Facebook page.



Many thanks to Eric Lynxwiler for this 2008 photo taken before the proscenium was redone. The photo is Flickr. Also see another auditorium view -- and from there you can page through some lobby photos as well. For a real treat, browse Eric's Los Angeles Theatres set on Flickr consisting of nearly five hundred photos.



Here's a nice 2002 shot of the Fox Wilshire proscenium when it was still in its red period. The color dates from the 1981 restoration designed by Richard McCann. Thanks to Ken Roe for the photo on Flickr



A 2002 view of the side wall and organ grille area. Photo: Ken Roe on Flickr.  



A balcony sidewall detail. Photo: Ken Roe on Flickr - 2002



A rear of the auditorium view. Photo: Ken Roe on Flickr - 2002. Also see a photo off to house left from the front of the main floor. Thanks, Ken! Don't miss his huge Movie Theatres - USA set of over 700 photos.



Another view of the auditorium in its pink period. Thanks to the site FromScriptToDVD.com for the photo by William Kallay. It appears on their Fox Wilshire page.

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