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Shrine Auditorium: lobby areas

665 W. Jefferson Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90007 | map |

The Shrine Auditorium pages: history | exterior views | lobby areas | auditorium | backstage | expo hall + support areas

The outer lobby:


A construction view of what was originally an open air space. It got enclosed in a 1993 refurbishment of the building. It's a Los Angeles Public Library photo. 



A 1926 view south. It's a Los Angeles Public Library photo. The California State Library also has a copy of the photo in their set 001445667.



The view in from the street. Photo: Mott Studios - California State Library - 1926



Looking out through the arches on the facade. Photo: Mott Studios - California State Library - 1926



The outer lobby in 1937. It's a Herman Schultheis photo in the Los Angeles Public Library collection.



Looking toward house right. Thanks to Floyd Bariscale for his 2008 photo, included in his 46 photo Shrine Auditorium set on Flickr. And don't miss the fine article about the Shrine Auditorium on his blog Big Orange Landmarks.



The entrance doors. Thanks to Dave Bullock for this photo, one in a set of 29 terrific views from 2007 that appear on his website eecue.



A look out the front doors from house right. Photo: Bill Counter - 2018



A chandelier and window detail. Photo: Mike Hume - 2018. Visit his Historic Theatre Photography site for hundreds of terrific photos of the theatres he's explored in the Los Angeles area and elsewhere. And don't miss his page on the Shrine Auditorium.



The east wall -- looking toward the inner lobby. Photo: Floyd Bariscale - Flickr - 2008



The outer lobby from house right. Photo: Bill Counter - 2018 



A second floor window detail. The windows go up to the lounge area adjacent to the balcony lobby. Photo: Floyd Bariscale - Flickr - 2008


The inner lobby:


The inner lobby from house right. Photo: Mike Hume - 2018



Another house right view. The the main floor seating is through any of the "tunnels" at the right. Photo: Floyd Bariscale - Flickr - 2008



A closer look at a ramp up into the main floor seating. In the distance that's the back wall of the stage. Photo: Bill Counter - 2018



A view of the space from house left. Photo: Dave Bullock - eecue - 2007


The balcony lounge area:


Looking north in the balcony lounge area. This space, now used just by the Shriners, is just west of the space currently used as the balcony lobby. Photo: Mott Studios - California State Library - 1926



Another view from a bit farther back. Photo: Mott Studios - California State Library - 1926. There's a shot from even farther back in the Los Angeles Public Library collection. 



A corner of the lounge area. We're looking in from the balcony lobby. Photo: Mott Studios - California State Library - 1926



A detail of the arches at the end of the room. Photo: Mott Studios - California State Library - 1926


The first level balcony lobby: 
 

The lobby from house left. Photo: Floyd Bariscale - Flickr - 2008



The space from house right. The former lounge area is through the gated arches. Photo: Bill Counter - 2018

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