5604 N. Figueroa Street,
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Highland Theatre, Los Angeles (Official)
Previously operated by: Fox West Coast Theatres
Architects: Lewis Arthur Smith
Functions: Movies (First Run)
Previous Names: Highland 3 Theatres
News About This Theater
- Dec 24, 2004 — Highland Theatre Cameo In "The Singing Detective"
Designed by noted theatre architect Louis Arthur Smith in 1924. The Highland Theatre was opened on March 5, 1925. By June 1938 it was operated by Fox West Coast Theatres. This historic theatre has been triplexed in recent years.
The Highland Theatre was once the entertainment hot spot of the Highland Park district, but it, like the area, has seen difficult times over the years. The theatre has continued to hold on, despite its proximity to downtown, and the tumult of time that seems to affect Los Angeles more than any other metropolis.
After 75 years, the Highland Theatre is largely forgotten beyond its neighborhood, but it is still a classic Cinema Treasure and one of the few remaining L.A. Smith designed theatres. The Highland Theatre now benefits by being just around the corner from the recently opened Highland Park station on the Metro Gold Line.
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