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.

Downtown: theatre list by address


This directory is for theatres between:
- The Los Angeles River on the east
- Figueroa St. on the west (plus a few outliers farther west)
- 18th St. on the south
- 1st St. on the north ( + a few blocks farther north on Main and Spring)

For a wider geographic area head to the main Los Angeles County Theatres by Street Address or the Los Angeles County Theatres Alphabetical List.


1ST ST.
230 E. 1st St.

Progressive/Tivoli Theatre
320 E. 1st St.

Fuji Kan/Linda Lea Theatre
324 E. 1st St.
414 E. 1st St.
 

2ND ST. 

Redcat at Disney Hall
631 W. 2nd St.


 3RD ST. 

Lux/Bear/Rose/Anita Theatre
827 W. 3rd St.

Tunnel Theatre
712 W. 3rd St.

Empire/Unique Theatre
128 E. 3rd St.


4TH ST.

no listings


5TH ST.

Biltmore Theatre
520 W. 5th St.

Hazard's Pavilion

W. 5th St. @ Olive
.
Philharmonic Auditorium
427 W. 5th St.  

Globe/Jewel Theatre
202 - 204 E. 5th St.
224 E. 5th St. 

Metropolitan Theatre
257 E. 5th St.

Bell Theatre
314 E. 5th St.

El Rodeo Theatre
807 E. 5th St. 


6TH  ST.
827 W. 6th St.

Metropolitan Theatre
323 W. 6th St.


7TH ST.
401 W. 7th St. 

Palace of Pictures
318 W. 7th St.

Loew's State Theatre
306 W. 7th Street

Dorkel/Merryland/Columbia Theatre

1015 E. 7th St.


8TH ST.
1709 W. 8th St.

Olympic Theatre
313 W. 8th St.


9TH ST.
1002 W. 9th St. 
 

Idylwild Theatre
2361 E. 9th St. (now Olympic Blvd.) 


11TH ST.

no listings


BROADWAY

See the Broadway Theatres page
for Los Angeles movie palaces, grindhouses
and more on the big street. 


CENTRAL AVE.

Angelus Theatre
932 S. Central Ave. 
1007 S. Central Ave.

Angelus Theatre
1018 S. Central Ave.

Airdome Moving Picture Theatre
1156 S. Central Ave.
1629 S. Central Ave.


COURT ST.
14-16-18 Court St. (later 114 Court)


FIGUEROA ST. 
940 S. Figueroa St.

Musart Theatre
1320 S. Figueroa St. 

Turnverein Hall
1345 S. Figueroa St.

Ebell Club
1719 S. Figueroa St.

 
FLOWER ST.

no listings 


GRAND AVE.

855 S. Grand Ave.

Criterion/Kinema Theatre
642 S. Grand Ave.  

Grand Theatre 
730 S. Grand Ave.


HILL ST.

See the Theatres West of Broadway
page for a visual array of theatre locations
up and down Hill Street.


HOPE ST.

Alamo Drafthouse
7th & Hope

Simpson's Auditorium

730 S. Hope St.

Gamut Club Auditorium
1044 S. Hope St


 JACKSON ST.

Mandarin Theatre

323 Jackson St.


LOS ANGELES ST.

Sanchez Hall
 425 N. Los Angeles St.


MAIN ST.

See the Main Street Theatres page
for exploration of over 40 theatres on what used
to be the Los Angeles theatre row. How many
theatres can one street have anyway? This was
an amazing concentration.


MARCHESSAULT ST.

Chinese Theatre
Marchessault St. near Alameda


 OLIVE ST.

Hazard's Pavilion

Olive N. of 5th St.

Philharmonic Auditorium

427 W. 5th St.

Biltmore Theatre
515 S. Olive St./520 W. 5th St.


OLVERA ST.
 
Teatro Torito

W-12 Olvera St. 

Olvera St./Leo Carillo Theatre
W-10 Olvera St.


OLYMPIC BLVD.

Regal Cinemas
1000 W. Olympic Blvd. 

Idylwild Theatre
2361 E. Olympic Blvd. @
Santa Fe - originally E. 9th St.)


PICO BLVD.
736 W. Pico Blvd.


SAN FERNANDO ST.
618 San Fernando St.


SAN PEDRO ST.

Garden Theatre
1221-23 S. San Pedro St. 


SPRING ST. 

The Spring Street Theatres page
has interesting tales of theatres one block
east of Broadway. Included are the Lyceum,
the Empress and Tally's Phonograph Parlor,
the first theatre for movies in Los Angeles. 


TEMPLE ST.

Ahmanson Theatre
Mark Taper Forum

601 W. Temple St.

On the [more] L.A.
Movie Palaces site:
Owl/Granada Theatre
1040 W. Temple



Yes, there's more coming soon!
-- Bill


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