Ezat Delijani, L.A. developer, philanthropist dies
posted by Michael Zoldessy on August 30, 2011 at 8:09 am
LOS ANGELES, CA — Ezat Delijani, owner of numerous Broadway theaters like the Los Angeles, Palace, State and Tower, passed away over the weekend. If it weren’t for him, who knows if these theaters would have ever been saved.
Read more in the Los Angeles Times.
(Thanks to cydog66 for providing the photo.)
As a projectionist from the early 70’s to the middle 90’s I had the pleasure to run movies in many of these grand old Los Angeles movie palaces over those mall cinemas. Old movie palaces each had their own characteristic identity. Mall cinemas were all the same undefined places to see a film.
Just one more comment. Mall cinemas has improved a lot since I retired from the business but nothing built today no matter how glamourous can withstand the test of time like the grand old los Angeles movie palaces did.
Los Angeles will remember him fondly for having saved & restored these magnificient downtown movie palaces. R.I.P.