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Los Angeles Theatre: entrance

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The look of the entrance when the theatre opened. Photo: Mott Studios - California State Library set # 001387265 - 1931



A detail from the previous photo, taken when the theatre was running Chaplin's "City Lights," its inaugural program. The center display case advises that, in addition to the feature, there would be a stage presentation inspired by Irving Berlin's song "The Little Things in Life" that would feature the Los Angeles Theatre Ballet and the Los Angeles Theatre Symphony Orchestra.

The little box on the left has a sign saying "This spot reserved for a miniature screen." It was supposed to be part of the elaborate periscope system that also displayed what was on the screen in the basement lounge.



Checking out the terrazzo. Photo: Mott Studios - California State Library set # 001387270 - 1931



A closer look at the boxoffice. Note the original configuration, extending all the way beck to the entrance doors. Photo: Mott Studios - California State Library set # 001387263 - 1931



A dazzling 1933 view of the entrance. Thanks to Tyler St. Mark for posting the photo from his collection on the Facebook page Vintage Los Angeles.



A closeup of the boxoffice from the Tyler St. Mark collection appearing as a post on Vintage Los Angeles.



The entrance with the gate down.  Thanks to Hunter Kerhart for his 2015 photo. Keep up with his recent explorations: on Facebook | HunterKerhart.com | on Flickr



The terrazzo from the south. Thanks to Floyd B. Bariscale for his 2009 photo. Visit his Big Orange Landmarks blog, the Los Angeles Theatre article and the photo set on Flickr.



A corner of the pattern. Photo: Bill Counter - 2007



Looking out toward Broadway through the gate. Photo: Bill Counter - 2013



The view out at night. Photo: Ȑoobik Boodaghians - 2013



The boxoffice from the south. Thanks to Don Solosan for his 2009 photo taken for the Los Angeles Historic Theatre Foundation. The LAHTF is active in promoting awareness of the historic theatres of Los Angeles and works toward their preservation. They frequently offer tours and sponsor other events related to historic preservation. www.lahtf.org | group Facebook page | official Facebook page



A closer look at the south side of the boxoffice. Thanks to Will Campbell for the 2007 photo. See his 68 photo Los Angeles Theatre album on Flickr for many interesting shots.



The safe. Photo: Will Campbell - Flickr - 2007



A long-unused ticket machine. Photo: Will Campbell - Flickr - 2007. Thanks, Will!



A straight on shot with an alluring peek into the lobby. Photo: Don Solosan - 2009 



The terrazzo in front of the boxoffice. Photo: Floyd B. Bariscale - 2009



A north side view. Photo: Don Solosan - 2009  



The north side of the boxoffice and the snackbar area behind. Photo: Floyd B. Bariscale - 2009



The terrazzo pattern in front of the entrance doors. Thanks to Michelle Gerdes for her 2009 photo.



A look through the area behind the boxoffice. Photo: Ȑoobik Boodaghians - 2013



A closer look at that terrazzo star behind the boxoffice. Thanks to Don Goldberg for his 2016 photo, a post on the LAHTF Facebook page.




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