Los Angeles Theatre

615 S. Broadway,
Los Angeles, CA 90014

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kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on February 4, 2009 at 5:24 pm

What about 7/28/07?

William
William on February 4, 2009 at 5:21 pm

I’m surprised Ken mc with all your many trips to take photos of these theatres. You never get any shots of the many terrazzo patterns in front of these theatres.

LuisV
LuisV on January 25, 2009 at 11:03 am

I know this is stating the obvious, but “how much more beautiful is the original marquee that the current one?!” This is almost always the case. The two that jump out at me right away are the Loews Jersey and the Loews Kings, but it is probably fair to say that very few of the new marquees erected over the years to “modernize” the theater and bring it up to date were actually an improvement over the original. It certainly wasn’t in this case.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on December 31, 2008 at 4:04 pm

I think it was half past six since about 1955.

vokoban
vokoban on December 31, 2008 at 4:02 pm

I think its interesting. Maybe someone was fooling around with the clock to see if it can be restored.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on December 31, 2008 at 3:12 pm

And you don’t get message boards filled with “fluff” comments either.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on December 31, 2008 at 3:08 pm

You don’t get this kind of detailed analysis on Cinematour.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on December 31, 2008 at 2:41 pm

Someone changed the time on the clock.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on December 31, 2008 at 2:22 pm

This is a nice December 2008 photo.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on December 2, 2008 at 6:48 pm

Here is a 1931 photo of the Los Angeles Theater. Photo comes from the book “Theatres in Los Angeles”.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on December 2, 2008 at 5:08 pm

Here is a photo of one wing taken yesterday. The other wing has been brutalized.
http://tinyurl.com/56n5p7

Life's Too Short
Life's Too Short on November 22, 2008 at 2:12 pm

You make an interesting point LM. I don’t think that would happen today, although it is a big world out there. Ditto for returning the veterans money.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on November 22, 2008 at 12:47 pm

At least thieves were more polite in those days.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on November 22, 2008 at 11:55 am

This is part of a story from the LA Times, dated 9/8/43;

GENTLEMEN BANDITS GET $2100 IN THEATER HOLD-UP

Two gentlemanly bandits, who shook hands with their victim after robbing him of $2100, last night held up the Los Angeles Theater, 615 S. Broadway.

Two holdup men accosted manager Edward Clark as he was entering his office and while one simulated a gun in his pocket followed Clark into the room. There they forced him to open the safe and withdraw a cash box, from which they scooped $600 in silver and $1500 in bills.

Another envelope containing $1200 earmarked for returning war veterans was taken by the bandits and then returned. They shook hands with Clark, and left.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on September 26, 2008 at 7:38 am

Have some hot coffee. I like the first photo. It’s a great shot.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on September 25, 2008 at 4:17 pm

You win the prize. Here is the winning link.

Yves Marchand
Yves Marchand on September 25, 2008 at 4:16 pm

You’re right Ken, she’s Johnny Depp’s girlfriend.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on September 25, 2008 at 4:13 pm

Isn’t she Johnny Depp’s girlfriend?

Yves Marchand
Yves Marchand on September 25, 2008 at 4:11 pm

French singer Vanessa Paradis' last video clip “L'incendie” was filmed inside the LA theater :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=psHGKVVcHa8

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on July 24, 2008 at 7:04 pm

Here is a July 2008 and a 1961 photo for comparison.