Largo at the Coronet

366 N. La Cienega Boulevard,
Hollywood, CA 90048

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The Coronet Theatre opened as a playhouse on August 16, 1947 by Freda Berkoff, a member of a famous Russian dancing family. It opened with the world premiere of Bertolt Brecht’s “Galileo”, directed by Joseph Losey and starring Charles Laughton. In the late-1940’s it began screening experimental films from directors such as Kenneth Anger. It was also home to Paul Ballard’s Hollywood Film Society and from 1950 it was taken over by Raymond Rohauer screening classic movies, experimental and foreign films unti 1960. It started showing adult movies on October 7th, 1970 with “Do Me!, Do Me!, Do Me!” and its adult movies days ended in 1974.

In December 1968 the West Coast Premiere production of the play “Fortune and Mens Eyes” was performed here, directed by and starring Sal Mineo, which ended its run in July 1969. Other succesful productions in recent years have been “The Vagina Monologues”, “Puppetry of the Penis” and “Snoopy The Musical”. Since 2008 it operates as a music & comedy club named Largo at the Coronet.

Contributed by MIKE RIVEST

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rivest266 on November 5, 2019 at 2:48 pm

Grand opening ad as Coronet posted.

rivest266 on November 13, 2019 at 4:26 pm

This theatre stopped ads for adult movies in 1974.

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