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State Theatre: the ticket lobby

703 S. Broadway Los Angeles, CA 90014  | map |

The State Theatre pages: history | vintage exterior views | recent exterior views | ticket lobby | lobbies and lounges | vintage auditorium views | recent auditorium views | projection booth | backstage | basement cafeteria |


A peek into the ticket lobby in 1931. They have draped the walls and above the entrance doors. They're running "Body and Soul" along with the Fanchon & Marco "Mickey Mouse Idea." Note the banner proclaiming the State the birthplace of the Fanchon & Marco "Ideas."

This is a detail from a photo in the Tom B'hend and Preston Kaufmann Collection, part of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Margaret Herrick Library Digital Collection.



A March 1, 1942 look in toward the boxoffice. It's a California Historical Society photo in the USC Digital Library collection.



A 2012 boxoffice view from Ken McIntyre.



A c.2012 boxoffice photo that once appeared on the Facebook page Photos of Los Angeles from contributor Rd2dtla.



A look in from the street. Photo: Hunter Kerhart - 2017. Keep up with his explorations: on Facebook | hunterkerhart.com | on Flickr



The center of the ticket lobby ceiling. Photo: Hunter Kerhart - 2017



A ceiling detail. Photo: Bill Counter - 2007



A closer look at the guy on the north end. Photo: Hunter Kerhart - 2017



The lady gracing the south end of the ceiling. Photo: Hunter Kerhart - 2017. Thanks, Hunter! 



The flying saucer light fixture above the boxoffice. It's a c.2012 photo by Mr. Rd2dtla, aka Ron Too, that he once posted on Photos of Los Angeles.



A look behind the boxoffice. Thanks to Adam Martin for his 2003 photo on Cinema Tour.

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