8325 Santa Monica Boulevard,
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Architects: Lorand West
Previous Names: Players Ring Gallery Theatre, Gallery & Quickie Theatre, Gary Theatre I & II, Pan Andreas Theatre
The Players Ring Theatre was a live stage theatre which opened on Santa Monica Boulevard by 1949. It moved to a new address on Santa Monica Boulevard on October 13, 1961 and became the Players Ring Gallery Theatre with 200-seats (in the round), designed by Lorand West, opening on October 23, 1961. On May 6, 1972 it became a movie theatre named Gallery & Quickie Theatre, screening gay porn movies. That closed in 1974. It was renamed Gary Theatre I & II screening revivals of Hollywood classic movies and later revival shows through the 1980’s.
From November 22, 1985 it has operated as a live theatre, known as the Coast Playhouse, it often presents plays with a gay theme, complementing its West Hollywood location.
In June 2022 plans were approved to demolished the Coast Playhouse due to safety issues and maintenance costs and built a new theatre to replace it.
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