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I don’t believe this is the Los Angeles Orpheum. The marquee never looked like this and the shops are not the right ones next door for any year.
check here https://losangelestheatres.blogspot.com/2018/02/orpheum-vintage-exterior-views.html
the Los Angeles Historic Theatre Foundation is giving a lecture on the history of the theatre followed by a complete top to bottom tour of this movie palace on November 8th, 2014. check out http://www.lahtf.org/#news for more details
Sunday, March 2 at 5:00pm
Doors open: 4:00 pm
Tickets: $20; LAHTF Members: $15
Click here to purchase tickets: http://goo.gl/YuvRUO
Tickets also on sale at the door on event night (pending availability)
-Enjoy the glamour and spectacle of the most famous awards show of them all – telecast live on the BIG screen of Sid Grauman’s Million Dollar Theatre. Join us in honoring the best movies of 2013, on Broadway in Downtown Los Angeles, where Hollywood began!
-Come early, have dinner at one of the exciting new eateries or enjoy an old favorite at the Grand Central Market, 317 S. Broadway.
-Walk down Broadway’s Red Carpet, duck the paparazzi and make your grand entrance to the Million Dollar Theatre – right next door.
-The ABC broadcast will be projected on the Million Dollar’s big, BIG screen.
-Official Red Carpet coverage begins at 5:00 pm
-The Main Attraction, the Awards broadcast, begins at 6 pm
Come alone, bring a friend, assemble your own entourage and experience awards night in a grand new way – with a live audience in a legendary theatre.
Participate in games, win prizes, laugh, cry, cheer in triumph, groan in defeat – experience it all in Grauman’s first Los Angeles movie palace – the fantastic Million Dollar!
No-host barAttendees are invited to dress in formal attire, vintage clothing or costumes keyed to your favorite contender. Prizes will be awarded.
The Los Angeles Historic Theatre Foundation, in association with Grand Central Market, presents this special evening open to all.
This event is not sponsored by or affiliated with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
All proceeds benefit the Los Angeles Historic Theatre Foundation, a 501©3 non-proﬁt organization dedicated to protecting, preserving, restoring and sustaining the operation of Southern California’s historic theatres.
Please pass this info on!
Translation of Eric’s find and more is here, (always look for more information):
Thanks Ericle! Happy Holidays and keep hunting for theatre images!
Derbralea, check out this site for more info: https://sites.google.com/site/losangelesmoviepalaces/lashell
I just got work that they tore the building down. Can anyone in Pasadena confirm this?
So long Tiffany http://youtu.be/w8C84Mtd9Oo
not sure why it isn’t a link so try 2
The Museum of Neon Art needs your help!
You can help us with our fundraising campaign to restore one of the Dragons from the marquee, from back when it was Grauman’s Chinese Theatre. It is a wonderful historic Hollywood icon and it graced the theatre for 43 years. It was removed in 2001 and placed into storage. Click on the link to watch the video and learn all about the history & the future of this 40' marquee dragon.
Hope you can contribute even a small amount. Thank you!
Dec 28, 1929, Motion Picture News.
Photo of the Fox West Coast Manchester
Opened March 15th, 1922 to be exact. (Bottom right corner)
jbreckdsgn- am looking into doing a book on T.L. Tally & his theatres with a friend so please get in touch with me about your collection.
More good news about the theatre owner:
Just read that it is closed! http://blogs.kcrw.com/musicnews/2012/01/rip-music-box-for-good/
Currently the swap meet is no longer there, BUT no work is being done either. Wonder what is up?
Here is the list of new movies!
Howard: the balcony has not been opened yet. Management told me that the floor really needs work and is only opened for very large groups. (over 1,000)
As far as the curtains go, no I am sorry, we do not us them, but they are manually done and we don’t have the staff. But that is something to think about.
hollywood90038: Thanks! You got lucky and came to the only show that had a Q&A, Superman. That was scheduled only 2 or 3 days before the event.
Thanks to everyone who have been coming out to the movies on Wednesday nights! Some of you return each week. Please tell your friends!
I (Michelle) am with the Los Angeles Historic Theatre Foundation (LAHTF.org) and am helping the Million Dollar Theatre and UCLA Film & TV Archives with the Wed. night movies by getting them volunteers to run the shows each time. There has been low attendance but we have hopes that the new movies for Jan, Feb & March will get more folks out to see movies on historic Broadway. Always @ 7:30 every Wed. night $10 double features.
New list of movies is getting finished up right now! But getting apx 26 movies lined up form the Studios is quite the undertaking. All will be CLEAN 35mm prints. I’ve over heard some say “that was the best print of the movie I have ever watched”.
See you at the movies! Michelle
dtrigubetz, BTW it was the Palace Theatre not Rialto and it was it’s 100th Birthday! The Rialto is a reck right now.
I so wish I knew why we can’t get the LRS crowds for the movies. The LAConservancy has told their membership about it in their online newsletter. They even passes out the flyers at their Sat. Theatre tour and @ their Holiday movie last Sunday but only a handle full have said they have come from them.
We (the LAHTF) have taken flyers around to area businesses an attendance did increase from 70’s to 100 but more would help pay for the lights being on and other expenses such as the projectionist (Tom, great guy!).
If you have any ideas on how to get people to come to Broadway that doesn’t cost much (free even better) please let us know! lahistorictheatrefoundation @ charter.net
just call what WAS my contact @ the Globe/Morosco Theatre/Club 740 to find out that they no longer work there and that 2 months ago the owner sold the place to someone! No idea to whom yet but I will look into the public records for that.
Important Q’s is what will become of the theatre?
earthquake shot, (postcard I bought)
just found some old photos from 1942 on flickr:
Was in the theater on June 26th, it’s 100 birthday! Saw a 3 day old print of “ Sunset Blvd” 3 times! Was working as head usher for the reopening/birthday event. WOW, what a great day to see it back it working order.
new seats, new carpet, new wallpaper, fresh coats of paint and oil on wood. She is ready for her next life, a multi purpose venue.
Only 1030 Seat now out of the 2200 that she had before but that’s enough. I would love to have a variety show there, jugglers & other performers then a short film. Maybe someday!
I just noticed this photo too!
I bought a postcard showing the theatres of Rizal Ave.
so worth the $2! Don’t you think?
Thanks Ken for the photo!