2509 Wilshire Boulevard,
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The Masque Theatre opened in 1926 as a legitimate theatre. It is located on Wilshire Boulevard, in the Wilshire area of Los Angeles. On May 26, 1950 it went over to movie theatre use reopening as the Vagabond Theatre. This was one of Los Angeles' great revival houses until the late-1980’s, when video almost killed the place. It hung on a few more years into the 1990’s, showing classic 3-D films such as “Kiss Me Kate” and “Dial M for Murder”.
The Vagabond Theatre closed in 1993 and was afterward used for some time as a church. The theatre can be seen in the 1988 film “The Naked Gun”.
Since early-2006, the former Vagabond Theatre has been hosting live theatre, and is now known as the Hayworth Theatre. It had three auditoriums, with seating for 99, 42, and 49. The Hayworth Theatre is home to the Circus Theatricals theatre company. A recording of the show “Naked Bois Singing” was filmed here. By 2017, the two auditoriums in the former balcony had been converted into office space. Seating in the main auditorium is 198. The projection booth is intact, but the projectors, speakers and movie screen have been removed.
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