Pantages Theatre

6233 Hollywood Boulevard,
Los Angeles, CA 90028

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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on October 6, 2010 at 8:04 pm

Thanks so much guys for putting these pictures on,what a lot of rich history.

NothingDiesWithBlueSkies on September 12, 2010 at 2:23 pm

Here is a night time photo from 2009 as featured on my blog:
The Pantages at night

NothingDiesWithBlueSkies on August 16, 2010 at 5:38 pm

Here’s a photo from Christmas Day 2007 that I recently featured on my blog:
Nothing Dies With Blue Pantages

nickmatonak on August 15, 2010 at 10:49 am

Contact: Hillsman Wright 310 403-0865,

The Los Angeles Historic Theatre Foundation (
in association with Hollywood Heritage and the Nederlander Organization present

a free comprehensive insiderâ€\s tour of a beautifully restored Broadway road house,
operated by The Nederlander Organization.. One of L.A.â€\s finest theatres.

Saturday, August 28, 10:30 am; doors open at 10:00am
Pantages Theatre, 6233 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, CA 90028-5310- (213) 468-1770
The Public is Invited. Admission: $7 â€" free for LAHTF and HH Members

HEAR and SEE the story of the Hollywood Pantages, the third and grandest of Alexander Pantages Los Angeles theatres. Pantages/Arcade (1910) on Broadway and Pantages/Warner (1921) at 7th & Hill.

POWERPOINT HISTORY â€" theatre historian Ed Kelsey is preparing a comprehensive overview of the Pantages history and magnificent restoration.
Hereâ€\s a short video preview:

TOUR BEHIND-THE-SCENES â€" get a real insiderâ€\s look at the Pantages. Tour backstage, dressing rooms and see the performerâ€\s view from the stage â€" behind the footlights. Learn how the theatre accommodates complex Broadway shows and other events. From backstage to the original projection booth, youâ€\ll see it all.

RESTORATION! SEE & LEARN â€" about the $10 million restoration/renovation. How the magnificent interior has been brought back to its silvery Art Deco glory â€" about finding the right carpeting and new seats – about restoring the marquee and restoration of the ticket foyer.

ADVOCATE â€" find out how you can become involved in the LAHTFâ€\s ongoing theatre preservation work around Southern California. Brief updates on the United Artists, Inglewood Fox, Golden Gate, Belasco and others.

Many people are fascinated by the architecture of fantasy so beautifully on display in Southern Californiaâ€\s great historic theatres. People are also curious about how the theatres work. What does it look like backstage? What do the performers see when they look out across the footlights? Los Angeles Historic Theatre Foundation’s “All About” series gives the public an insider’s look at these wonderful theatres and share parts of their histories – good and bad – as a way to encourage people to become actively involved in protecting and ensuring their futures.

The LAHTF is a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting, preserving, restoring and supporting the operation of Southern Californiaâ€\s historic theatres. For more information visit

COMING SOON: All About the Hollywood Warner, Ricardo Montalban, Music Box and more!

DonSolosan on August 14, 2010 at 9:01 pm

Re: the All About on August 28th. The doors open at 10, the event starts at 10:30 a.m. As well as the history presentation, there will be an extensive tour of the theater.

DonSolosan on August 14, 2010 at 4:08 pm

No, it’s primarily a live theater venue. That’s the musical stage version of Phantom on the marquee (as well as Legally Blonde and Chicago). There’s a large number of movies-turned-into-musicals on their schedule…

buymovieposters on August 14, 2010 at 2:55 pm

nice. so does the theater now just show old movies? is that the ‘43 phantom with claude rains they are showing?

nickmatonak on August 14, 2010 at 2:03 pm

The Los Angeles Historic Theatre Foundation will be hosting a “all About” tour at this theatre on Saturday, August 28th starting at 10 am

Below is a link to a Youtube video of what are can see:

hollywoodtheatres on April 6, 2010 at 11:32 am

DOCUMENTARY ON CLASSIC HOLLYWOOD CINEMAS – Lookn for interviewees, photos, videos of old hollywood


I’m and independent filmmaker working on a documentary about old movie theatres in hollywood (Iris, Warner, Pacific, Hollywood, Vogue, Grauman’s Chinese, Egyptian etc..) that have had an impact on the hollywood community, both as a symbol of Hollywood as well as the historical and heritage effects it has had on “hollywood” as an industry. We are profiling theatres that are currently functioning as well as the obsolete. If you worked in these theatres back in the day (during their highlights) and have interesting stories to tell, photos to show, video to talk about I would like to hear from you. Many older movie houses are being demolished due to new developments and it is important to help future generation know and understand how these movie palaces have helped shaped the Hollywood we know today. If you have any photos or videos with personal stories you’d like to share, please contact me (323) 876-0975 – – You must owns the materials you are willing to share (taken the picture- recorded the videos, written the letters, etc…)

If you do have materials you’d like to send that may help in accurate information, you are welcome to send it to me.

Jorge Ameer
Classic Hollywood Cinemas
Box 3204
Hollywood, California 90028

View link

kencmcintyre on March 21, 2010 at 12:12 pm

Nice photos. I couldn’t sit through Cats again, though. I saw it in New York in 1982, I think.

William on March 9, 2010 at 3:34 pm

ken mc: The undated photo from your post of Mar 21, 2009. Looks like it’s from 1930 the film was Clara Bow in “True to the Navy” (1930) from Paramount. With Slim Martin as the Orchestra leader on the bill. On Imdb and Film Daily shows a release date of May 25th. 1930. Which predates the theatres opening date. They had to have played the film after the opening attraction engagement.

Your post from May 14th. 2009 has “The Big Pond” (1930-Paramount) as the featured film. That film too has a predate issue for this theatre, it was released May 3rd, 1930.
These films may have released alittle later or were move-overs at the time.

TLSLOEWS on March 2, 2010 at 5:02 pm

Very cool pictures.

kencmcintyre on August 25, 2009 at 8:08 pm

Here is a February 1959 ad from the LA Times:

kencmcintyre on July 28, 2009 at 5:30 pm

Here is a color photo from Life, dated 1954:

kencmcintyre on July 24, 2009 at 10:51 am

Nice shots. I am going to show there tomorrow night, so maybe I can take some interior photos.

kencmcintyre on July 23, 2009 at 9:35 pm

Here is a 1943 ad from the LA Times:

Emeraldlorraine on July 11, 2009 at 3:31 pm

I had the great fortune as a writer to get press passes for the initial run of the original Riverdance when it premiered at the Pantages back in the mid-90’s. The tickets were worth $65 each and I had my nine years old daughter with me. We didn’t have much money as I was enrolled back in college so the temptation to sell the tickets was great, yet the integrity of the trade as a writer, meant the pen was mighter than the dollar, so we went to see Riverdance and it was incredible. Everytime I saw Riverdance over the years, I always remember how special it was being at the Pantages.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on June 21, 2009 at 5:09 pm

Bway: The Pantages is operated by Nederlander Theatres, but I believe the building is still owned by the Forman family, owners of Pacific Theatres. This is Nederlander’s web page for the Pantages.

The Pantages received a thorough renovation in 2000, after which it reopened with Disney’s “The Lion King”, but as far as I know that’s the only Disney production the house has hosted.

Disney operates the El Capitan Theatre at the other end of Hollywood. I think that building is also owned by the Formans.

kencmcintyre on June 21, 2009 at 3:21 pm

I bought tickets today to see Fiddler on the Roof with Topol next month. Topol was the star of the film version in the late sixties. Should be a great show.

Bway on May 26, 2009 at 8:34 am

Does Disney own this theater, or do they just rent it for their shows?
I remember in the early 90’s the theater looked pretty run down.

kencmcintyre on May 16, 2009 at 9:14 pm

Here is a January 1950 ad from the LA Times: