Pantages Theatre

6233 Hollywood Boulevard,
Los Angeles, CA 90028

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kencmcintyre on April 25, 2009 at 6:47 pm

Here is a replacement for the 1937 USC photo posted in July 2006:

kencmcintyre on April 11, 2009 at 1:20 pm

This is a June 7, 1930 photo from the LAPL. The premiere was for “Floradora Girl”, starring Marion Davies:

kencmcintyre on March 27, 2009 at 10:51 am

Here is another LAPL photo, taken on Oscar night:

kencmcintyre on March 21, 2009 at 5:16 pm

Here is an undated photo recently added by the LAPL:

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 12, 2009 at 7:58 pm

As it says Fox Pantages on the ticket, I’d say that’s definitely an aka.

kencmcintyre on February 13, 2009 at 12:01 pm

Scenic artist Amy Higgins has posted some photos of the Pantages on her website:

BradE41 on February 4, 2009 at 2:40 pm

I wish the Pantages still ran films. It was a great theatre for movies. The last film I saw there was “The Outlaw Josey Wales” in 1976, not soon after that it turned into a Legit theatre.

William on February 4, 2009 at 1:36 pm

And the theatre at the time was under the direction of Fox West Coast Theatres.

kencmcintyre on November 23, 2008 at 8:07 am

I didn’t know they kept track. No interest on my part, anyway.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on November 22, 2008 at 5:19 pm

Don’t miss Floyd B. Bariscale’s profusely illustrated page about the Hollywood Pantages, at his Big Orange Landmarks web site.

kencmcintyre on November 22, 2008 at 5:09 pm

Here is part of an LA Times story, dated 1/21/53:

An 18-year-old youth who told police he planned to don a felt windbreaker mask and rob the RKO Pantages Theater next Saturday night and a liquor store last night was arrested yesterday along with a would-be accomplice on suspicion of robbery. Police said the youths, both unemployed, had planned to rob a liquor store at 7315 Sunset Boulevard last night.

kencmcintyre on November 22, 2008 at 4:15 pm

Here is a March 1950 photo from Life, again at the Academy Awards:

kencmcintyre on November 20, 2008 at 2:08 pm

That was one more comment than I should have made on a ridiculous issue. Enjoy.

kencmcintyre on November 20, 2008 at 2:00 pm

How hard was it to “find” this link? It was on Google yesterday morning when I was in court. Your argument doesn’t make any sense.

kencmcintyre on November 19, 2008 at 9:49 pm

Here is a March 1954 photo from a new collection of Life magazine images on Google:

kencmcintyre on October 3, 2008 at 8:48 pm

Here is a LA Times ad for the original run of “It’s a Wonderful Life” in January 1947. The film was not a financial success in its initial release.

kencmcintyre on September 28, 2008 at 8:10 pm

Don’t forget “All the King’s Men”. Well worth renting.

kencmcintyre on September 28, 2008 at 7:44 pm

Here is a December 1950 ad from the LA Times:

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on September 23, 2008 at 4:52 pm

RobertR: As much as I like seeing the photos on the page myself (now that I’m no longer on slow dial-up and don’t have to deal with the page taking forever to load), I have to point out that embedding images in a Cinema Treasures comment violates the site’s comment policy (bullet point four of the first section.)

Also, if you click the link (mentioned by ken mc in the previous comment) to this same photo at UCLA’s website, you’ll see that your embedded image is cut off on one side. Apparently, CT has updated its code to prevent its pages from getting stretched out by wide images or long bare links. A wider embedded image than this one would thus lose even more of its content. It’s better to stick to direct links.

kencmcintyre on September 23, 2008 at 4:02 pm

I don’t want to be a nag, but you’re posting duplicate photos. This one was posted on 3/13/08.

RobertR on September 23, 2008 at 2:51 pm

Hollywood Premiere of Cleopatra

Bway on July 28, 2008 at 11:12 am

Lost, if they did that today, they may have to do that WAY to often with a lot of the crap that is put out today!

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on June 25, 2008 at 5:30 pm

“…seeking entitlement….”: My guess would be that it just means they’re trying to get permission from the city. Completing the original design, which was to include a height limit (150') office building, would probably require some sort of special permit, given that the building as it exists has official landmark status.

To my ear, the phrase reeks of developer pretentiousness, though. Why can’t they just say seeking permission? Developers ought to run the jargon that comes out of their marketing departments past English teachers, so they’ll sound less pompous and self-aggrandizing.

Still, I’d have no objection to seeing the building completed as Priteca originally designed it. If adding office space brings in more revenue for the owners, then the theatre, too, will benefit.

The L.A. Times carried an illustrated article about the Pantages headed “Theater, skyscraper announced” on December 23, 1928, according to this card in the California Index. Maybe somebody could get Larry Harnisch to dig it up and post it in the Daily Mirror weblog?