Globe Theater

744 S. Broadway,
Los Angeles, CA 90014

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DonSolosan
DonSolosan on February 2, 2009 at 10:41 pm

On February 7th, 2009, the Los Angeles Historical Theater Foundation will be hosting another of its “All About” series at the Globe-Morosco. Tour the theater and learn about its history. Doors open at 10 a.m., event starts at 10:30.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on February 2, 2009 at 5:35 pm

This is part of an LA Times article dated 7/20/30:

Known in its heyday as a “cradle for actors', the old Morosco Theater, more recently the President, will become a motion-picture playhouse in the next thirty days. The theater, built eighteen years ago for Oliver Morosco, has been leased to Fox West Coast Theaters to become Los Angeles' first newsreel theater. In the next few days, workmen will enter the old building for purposes of refurbishing the interior, perhaps to tear out the old fashioned boxes and to install sound-picture projection equipment.

Under the Fox West Coast regime, it will show only newsreels. Programs will run around fifty minutes and will change as fast as new shots of important international, national and local events arrive. It will bear the title “Newsreel Theater”.

monika
monika on August 20, 2008 at 1:10 pm

Here’s a current photo:
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kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on March 23, 2008 at 8:01 pm

I was driving down Broadway tonight as it was getting dark, and the neon was lit for the Globe, Palace, Los Angeles and Tower. Quite a sight. I took some pictures on the fly which I will post. I would like to see the neon when it’s fully dark at some point.

jmarellano
jmarellano on March 18, 2008 at 3:42 pm

I thought this was interesting.

I drove by the Globe today and noticed that they have finally replaced and restored the GLOBE letters on the marquee. not only that, the neon inside was lit and it was beautiful. Im glad that they finally have finished it. I wish I had a camera. But if you are in the area, stop by and look.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on March 13, 2008 at 7:59 pm

There is a 1/28/08 article from the LA Times about the renovation project posted on the Los Angeles Theater page.

Manwithnoname
Manwithnoname on March 13, 2008 at 2:50 pm

Actually, there is a refurbishing of that part of Broadway going on thanks to funds provided for the project. There has been work going on at the Los Angeles and Palace Theaters as well and both of them have “Bringing Back Broadway” on the marquee. I don’t know the details. I thought that nightclub was gone thanks to one too many visits by LAPD but the website link above is still up and running. Personally, I’d like to see the facade made to look like it did when it was the Morosco.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on March 13, 2008 at 12:43 pm

Last July the marquee was advertising a night club. The club may be gone, that’s why they took those panels down. Just a guess.

DonSolosan
DonSolosan on March 13, 2008 at 12:10 pm

I was downtown last week. The Globe looked like Hollywood90038’s recent photo. Does anyone know if they’re restoring the neon or something?

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on March 7, 2008 at 5:49 pm

Perhaps Mrs. Ichabod Crane.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 7, 2008 at 5:09 pm

Now Showing! The Headless Brides!

Manwithnoname
Manwithnoname on March 7, 2008 at 12:51 pm

The letters spelling out “GLOBE” have been replaced with a fresh coat of red paint. No doubt part of the current revitalization of Broadway.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on December 31, 2007 at 9:51 pm

From the UCLA collection of L.A. Times and Daily News photos, here’s the Globe with the name “Newsreel” on its marquee. The occasion was an April, 1948 demonstration by Costa Rican emigres against their government at home. Down the block, the future Newsreel
Theatre (and former and future Tower Theatre) can be seen with the name “Music Hall” on its vertical sign.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on November 5, 2007 at 7:29 am

The President was closed in July 1934:
http://tinyurl.com/3a5f26

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on October 30, 2007 at 7:13 am

Here is a September 1928 ad from the LA Times:
http://tinyurl.com/2uj499

Manwithnoname
Manwithnoname on October 27, 2007 at 12:19 pm

All of the letters were gone from both sides of the marquee this morning.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on September 8, 2007 at 5:51 pm

Here is a 1950 ad from the LA Times:
http://tinyurl.com/2xo7pk

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on July 28, 2007 at 10:28 am

Here is a July 2007 photo. The letters are back:
http://tinyurl.com/ypkoxw

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on September 29, 2006 at 2:15 pm

Maybe you should look in the box office.