Warner Grand Theatre turns 80
SAN PEDRO, CA — The venerable Warner Grand Theatre turned 80 years old last week, having opened on Jan. 20, 1931. A low-key celebration, remembering its roots, occurs tomorrow evening.
Friday also marked the 15th anniversary of the City of Los Angeles' purchase of the theatre, which began a long road back from possible destruction as a theatre. The city, now under the gun to spin off all of its theater and arts facilities, is anticipating the privatization of these facilities, including the Warner Grand. Hopefully, this theatre will continue as an entertainment palace for many years to come.