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Orpheum Theatre: recent auditorium views

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

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On the main floor:


A wide angle look toward the bare stage. Thanks to Magnetic Lobster for the 2010 photo on Flickr.



Looking in at the rear of the house during a load-in. Thanks to Mike Hume for his 2017 photo. Visit his Historic Theatre Photography site for tech data and hundreds of terrific photos of the theatres he's explored. And don't miss his page on the Orpheum.



One of the wonderful pieces art glass on the balcony soffit. The c.2006 photo appeared on the now-vanished website L.A. Time Machine.



A soffit art glass detail. Thanks to Sierra and German for the 2009 photo on Flickr



A peek in the house left aisle. Photo: Bill Counter - 2014



The view from the rear of the house with a show onstage. Thanks to Stephen Russo for his photo taken during the January 2015 "Night On Broadway." 



A classy look across the main floor during the 2015 "Night on Broadway." Photo: Mike Hume. Many of his photos of the event appeared with Bianca Barragan's L.A. Curbed article: "Stunning Looks inside 7 of Broadway's Rarely opened Theatres."



The proscenium from under the house right boxes. The curtain we see is a vintage beaded curtain from the Million Dollar Theatre that's in the Steve Markham collection. Thanks to Don Solosan for his 2010 photo on the LAHTF Facebook page. Don't miss "The Markham Collection," Don's wonderful video done for the L.A. Conservancy about Steve's historic curtain collection. Much of the video was shot at the Orpheum.



The vista toward the house left organ grille. Thanks to Don Solosan for his c.2009 photo taken for the Los Angeles Historic Theatre Foundation.

The LAHTF is actively involved in the study and preservation of the vintage theatres in the Los Angeles area. The group frequently supports events and offers tours of the buildings. www.lahtf.org | group Facebook page | official FB page



Another look at the house left organ grille and box area. Thanks to Stephen Russo for his photo taken at the L.A. Conservancy's May 2011 "Last Remaining Seats" showing of "Rear Window." It originally appeared on the Conservancy Facebook page.

The Orpheum is one of a number of historic theatres the L.A. Conservancy uses to screen classic films for their summer "Last Remaining Seats" series. LAConservancy.org | on Facebook



Looking up from under the proscenium boxes. Photo: Don Solosan - c.2009



The alcove under the boxes house left. Photo: Bill Counter - 2014



The stairs going up to the boxes house left. Photo: Bill Counter - 2014


 
The front of the balcony soffit as seen from house left. The c.2006 photo is from the now-vanished website L.A. Time Machine.



The front of the main floor during the January 2018 "Night on Broadway." Photo: Mike Hume



A fine view of the house right annunciator. Photo: Mike Hume - 2017


 
A shot toward the rear of the house taken during the January 2016 "Night on Broadway." The uncredited photo is one of twenty eight views in an album on the Bringing Back Broadway Facebook page. 



A main floor look to the ceiling and the amazing chandeliers. Thanks to Stephen Russo for his 2011 photo, one originally appearing on the L.A. Conservancy Facebook page. It was taken at their "Last Remaining Seats" screening of Harold Lloyd's "Safety Last."



A closer view of the house left chandelier. Thanks to Emily Han for the 2007 photo, one of twelve in her Orpheum Theatre set on Flickr.


Up in the balcony:


Looking in toward the balcony crossaisle house right. Photo: Bill Counter - 2014


 
The view up to the sounding board when entering the balcony. Photo: Bill Counter - 2014



The view back down the house right vomitory. Photo: Bill Counter - 2014



Looking down into the boxes. Photo: Bill Counter - 2014



Across the balcony from the house right proscenium box. Photo: Bill Counter - 2014 



The rear of the auditorium as seen from a house right box. Photo: Don Solosan - LAHTF - c.2009 



A closer look to the rear corner of the ceiling. Photo: Don Solosan - LAHTF - c.2009



Across the front of the balcony. Photo: Hunter Kerhart - 2014 Keep up with Hunter's recent explorations: on Facebook | HunterKerhart.com | on Flickr



 A January 2017 "Night on Broadway" view. Photo: Mike Hume



Across toward the house left boxes. Thanks to Don Solosan for the photo he took at an L.A. Conservancy film screening.



A proscenium plaster detail. Photo: Bill Counter - 2014



Across the house from a house left box. Photo: Magnetic Lobster - Flickr - 2010 



A look to the rear of the house from the house left box during a 2012 L.A. Conservancy screening of the 1922 Douglas Fairbanks version of "Robin Hood." The Barry Schwartz photo once appeared on the L.A. Conservancy Facebook page but Facebook seems to have misplaced it.



The vista across the balcony at a 2012 "Last Remaining Seats" screening. The Barry Schwartz photo once appeared on a now-vanished version of the L.A. Conservancy Facebook page.



Looking across toward house right. The occasion was the L.A. Conservancy's 2011 showing of Harold Lloyd's "Safety Last" as part of their Last Remaining Seats series. Thanks to Yasmin Elming for her photo. 



The rear of the balcony. Photo: Hunter Kerhart - 2014



The balcony sidewall house right. Photo: Bill Counter - 2014



A balcony exit detail. Photo: Mike Hume - 2017



Another balcony sidewall view. Thanks to Corey Miller for the 2008 photo included in his Exit Signs set on Flickr.

A balcony sidewall fixture. Photo: Mike Hume - 2018



One of the main chandeliers. Photo: Mike Hume - 2018 



A look upward at the two main chandeliers. Photo: Mike Hume - 2018 



A closer view of the ornament between the chandeliers. Photo: Mike Hume - 2018 



Up at the top house right during the 2018 "Night on Broadway." Photo: Mike Hume



Top of the balcony house right -- and the elevator. Photo: Bill Counter - 2014



The exit sign on the back wall at the top of the balcony house right. Thanks to Corey Miller for the 2010 photo included in his Exit Signs set on Flickr. Also check out his Movie Theatres and Theatre Signs sets.



The stairs down from the top of the balcony house right. Photo: Bill Counter - 2014



One of the chandeliers in the area across the back of the balcony. Photo: Mike Hume - 2018. Thanks, Mike! See the page on the Orpheum on his Historic Theatre Photography site for more of his great work.



The house from the last row center. Photo: Hunter Kerhart - 2014



The view from the top house left. Photo: Don Solosan - LAHTF - c.2009. Thanks, Don!


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