Los Angeles Theatre

615 S. Broadway,
Los Angeles, CA 90014

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on September 17, 2023 at 6:04 am

Three was certainly no Dolby Atmos when the Los Angeles was operating as a regular theater, but given that the admission for this 50 to 60-minute walk through, with a shorter show-like event in the auditorium, is seventy bucks, and admission times (for groups, but they don’t say how large) are set every 25 minutes, six hours a day, a total of about thirty days, I’m sure the promoters could afford to install it. Even if they only put 1,000 people a day through the event, that would be 30,000 people at 70 bucks a pop, for over two million total. I’d expect total attendance could be several times that. Oh, there’s also a no-host bar. Kaching.

HowardBHaas on September 17, 2023 at 4:17 am

Considering the above comment, was this theater previously permanently equiped with Dolby Atmos surround? Is it really equiped now?

m00se1111 on September 17, 2023 at 2:51 am

a new immersive called “Angel of Light” is taking place at the Los Angeles theatre through October 31st, 2023.

“The experience is set in the 1930s as guests are transported back to the Hollywood Golden Age and find themselves at the Los Angeles Theatre to see Rota K. Preston’s debut vocal performance. Unbeknownst to the audience, the ancient Angel of Light curse is revived that evening – and attendees will relive the chaotic and unsettling tale through the combination of live performances, elaborate sets, and ornate artistry. The experience uses advanced technology to take those who dare deep into the past, including the power of Dolby Atmos sound, projection mapping, shifting light and music, and power strobe lights.”


rivest266 on March 14, 2021 at 10:24 am

The Los Angeles theatre started its Spanish-language policy on April 3rd, 1976 with “Jaws” and “High Plains Drifter” with subtitles.

CStefanic on August 17, 2020 at 9:05 pm

What is up with the reno’s that are going on right now? I hope nothing too major?

davidcoppock on June 29, 2020 at 8:20 am

Seen in the movie “Charlies Angels full throttle”.

davidcoppock on November 1, 2019 at 2:48 am

Used in the music video for Jaded(Aerosmith).

Trolleyguy on August 6, 2017 at 5:02 pm

Just added a 1938 shot in Photos of the marquee with a Los Angeles streetcar framing the picture.

DavidZornig on May 24, 2017 at 5:57 am

1981 & 1957 photos added credit Bobby Gonzales.

OKCdoorman on September 13, 2016 at 8:12 am

Another chase scene whizzing past the Los Angeles is in the 1972 adaptation of Joseph Wambaugh’s book THE NEW CENTURIONS, when Stacy Keach is hanging from the driver’s side door of a moving car. More “Adult Entertainment” fare appears to have been featured at that time: the 1968 British “X-Certificate” import BABY LOVE, and future SNL contributor Nelson Lyon’s experimental film TELEPHONE BOOK.

DavidZornig on November 4, 2015 at 8:06 pm

2015 photo added, photo credit Charles Phoenix.

HowardBHaas on February 20, 2015 at 3:49 pm

Last night’s ABC TV Agent Carter has scenes filmed in the Los Angeles Theatre, depicting it as a movie theater.

markp on January 21, 2015 at 3:56 am

Oh Im sorry I missed it. I’ll have to try and catch it if they ever repeat it.

HowardBHaas on January 20, 2015 at 5:47 pm

Lobby, lower lounge & ladies restroom area featured in last night’s ABC TV Castle episode, pretending that this is the Opera House with Rigoletto being the opera. It should be the Opera House!

markp on October 25, 2014 at 5:01 pm

Beautiful Theatre. AS a former projectionist, I loved the shots of the projection room.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on October 23, 2014 at 7:56 pm

markp: Yes, that is the Los Angeles Theatre in the video.

markp on October 23, 2014 at 5:18 pm

Is this the theatre featured in the Capitol Cities video Safe and Sound?? If it is there is a great shot of the projection room at 1:11 of the video.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on February 23, 2014 at 10:49 am

Redwards1: the architect is listed in the sidebar at the right of the page. S. Charles Lee designed the Los Angeles Theatre, and Samuel Tilden Norton designed the Fox Building, the office structure fronting on Hill Street at the back of the theater.

Redwards1 on February 23, 2014 at 10:23 am

Who was the architect of the Los Angeles Theatre?

Karen Colizzi Noonan
Karen Colizzi Noonan on November 14, 2012 at 6:55 pm

What a thrill to see this theater highlighted in the Lifetime reality series Abby’s Ultimate Dance Competition. Great views of the theater, despite the overwrought drama of the show itself. LA theater friends tell me that the show used the theater almost all summer long. BRAVO to Lifetime for using an historic theater as a backdrop for their show!

Cinerama on February 23, 2012 at 7:09 pm

The theatre was shown in the latest NCIS: Los Angeles episode.

LouisRugani on December 26, 2010 at 3:25 am

The LOS ANGELES' lobby, the lobby ceiling, chandeliers and candy counter are seen early on in the 1970 Paul Mazursky film ‘Alex in Wonderland’ as part of the storyline. (Later on, there are exterior scenes of the VOGUE and NEW VIEW as well.)

DonSolosan on November 6, 2010 at 9:34 pm

Corey, the link goes to a Fox Theater sign in the Las Vegas boneyard…

coweyhere on November 6, 2010 at 9:12 pm

A photo of the neon sign along the side of the theatre, from June 2009:

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Larc on October 30, 2010 at 3:26 pm

A Wurlitzer model 216 organ (2/10) was installed in the Los Angeles Theatre for its opening after being moved from the nearby Tower Theatre. There has been some confusion about this Opus 1620 Wurlitzer since records show it was shipped to the Garrick Theatre on Apr 23, 1927. But the Garrick had already been demolished by then to make way for the Tower, which opened on Oct 27 of that year. Original plans for the Los Angeles called for installation of a larger Wurlitzer, and chamber space was provided to accommodate it, but the owner ran out of funds and was forced to move the organ from the Tower instead.

The organ had been in the Tower for only a couple of years. After its move to the Los Angeles, it was played for only a short time before being allowed to fall into disrepair. It was restored to playing condition in the early ‘60s, and organist Ann Leaf performed to a full house on Aug 23, 1963. She also recorded tracks for an LP on it (Concert Recording #CR-0083). The organ was eventually sold or, as some reports have it, stolen from the Los Angeles. It’s now known to be part of a larger organ that is in private hands.