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Los Angeles Theatre
Los Angeles, CA
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For a Roadside Peek at historic theatre west, stop here and take a peek at theatres that once were L.A.'s finest. From the 1890's to the 1950's, the area on South Broadway between 3rd and 9th Streets was the entertainment mecca of Los Angeles. The largest Historic Theatre District in the U.S., Broadway was the place that all the stars of yesteryear met for opening premier galas.

 

 

 

 

A look at Broadway
Los Angeles, CA
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Unfortunately, like most things of that era, the South Broadway district began to be bypassed by newer but not necessarily glitzier theatres, and the boom era was over. Most of these magnificent theatres have either been demolished or transformed into churches or swap-meet like stores. A few still show first-run movies. Listed below are the theatres still left standing. And, resilient to change, some are still operating!

 

 

Million Dollar Theatre
Los Angeles, CA
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Starting from the east-end of the Broadway Theatre District, the Million Dollar Theatre comes into view on the right-hand side of the street. Once known for starting out the revered career of Sid Grauman, known for his Hollywood Chinese Theatre, this glittered ghost is now a church. Latino stage entertainment now graces its historic stage. This theatre was built in 1918.

 

 

Globe Theatre
Los Angeles, CA
Photo courtesy Georg Balandran

The Globe Theatre is one of the forgotten ones. Now a Rubio's Restaurant, not much is known about this theatre. Other than it is surrounded by more construction downtown.

 

 

 

 

Roxie Tower
Los Angeles, CA
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The Roxie Theatre was the last major theatre built in the downtown area back in 1932. The Roxie Theatre is now shuttered up and the front-side is obstructed by concrete barriers due to street construction.

 

(Far left) The sign atop the roof

 

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