El Portal history

posted by Michael Zoldessy on January 18, 2008 at 5:40 am

NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA — An article in the L.A. Daily News tells the tumultous history of the El Portal Theatre.

The El Portal Theatre has staged thousands of comedies, dramas and musicals – but the story behind the playhouse could make for its own interesting script.

From vaudeville to punk rock, the El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood has seen a lot in the past 81 years – including an earthquake that nearly toppled the historic building and the revival of its surrounding arts district.

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