All About The Hollywood Pantages Theatre

posted by nickmatonak on August 23, 2010 at 7:48 am

HOLLYWOOD, CA — Contact: Hillsman Wright 310 403-0865,

The Los Angeles Historic Theatre Foundation (
in association with Hollywood Heritage and the Nederlander Organization present

a free comprehensive insider’s tour of a beautifully restored Broadway road house, operated by The Nederlander Organization.. One of L.A.’s finest theatres.

Saturday, August 28, 10:30 am; doors open at 10:00am
Pantages Theatre, 6233 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, CA 90028-5310- (213) 468-1770
The Public is Invited. Admission: $7 —– free for LAHTF and HH Members

HEAR and SEE the story of the Hollywood Pantages, the third and grandest of Alexander Pantages Los Angeles theatres. Pantages/Arcade (1910) on Broadway and Pantages/Warner (1921) at 7th & Hill.

POWERPOINT HISTORY – Theatre historian Ed Kelsey is preparing a comprehensive overview of the Pantages history and magnificent restoration.

Here’s a short video preview:

TOUR BEHIND-THE-SCENES – get a real insider’s look at the Pantages.Tour backstage, dressing rooms and see the performer’s view from the stage – behind the footlights. Learn how the theatre accommodates complex Broadway shows and other events. From backstage to the original projection booth, you’ll see it all.

RESTORATION! SEE & LEARN – about the $10 million restoration/renovation. How the magnificent interior has been brought back to its silvery Art Deco glory – about finding the right carpeting and new seats – about restoring the marquee and restoration of the ticket foyer.

ADVOCATE – find out how you can become involved in the LAHTF’s ongoing theatre preservation work around Southern California. Brief updates on the United Artists, Inglewood Fox, Golden Gate, Belasco and others.

Many people are fascinated by the architecture of fantasy so beautifully on display in Southern California’s great historic theatres.People are also curious about how the theatres work. What does it look like backstage? What do the performers see when they look out across the footlights? Los Angeles Historic Theatre Foundation’s “All About” series gives the public an insider’s look at these wonderful theatres and share parts of their histories – good and bad – as a way to encourage people to become actively involved in protecting and ensuring their futures.

The LAHTF is a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting, preserving, restoring and supporting the operation of Southern California’s historic theatres. For more information visit

COMING SOON: All About the Hollywood Warner, Ricardo Montalban, Music Box and more!

(Thanks to Don Solosan for providing the photo.)

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Comments (7)

BradE41 on August 23, 2010 at 4:47 pm

I old enough to remember seeing films at the Pantages. Great theatre to see movies in.

MPol on August 24, 2010 at 2:49 am

Ohhhhh!! What a beautiful theatre!

DonSolosan on August 24, 2010 at 9:29 am

Yeah, if you haven’t been in there since the renovation (or you’ve never been), this is really worth the visit.

LawMann on August 24, 2010 at 10:53 am

The Pantages ranks up there with many of the Broadway theatres.

DonSolosan on August 24, 2010 at 1:47 pm

Two recent videos, one showcasing the architecture,

and the other an interview with the general manager of the Pantages.

TLSLOEWS on August 26, 2010 at 12:26 pm

Very interesting videos Don S. thanks for posting them.

DonSolosan on August 26, 2010 at 1:27 pm

Is the Los Angeles Historic Theatre Foundation’s channel on YouTube. Lots of content there, recent and vintage.

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