6508 Hollywood Boulevard,
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Playhouse Hollywood (Official)
Previous Names: Iris Theatre, Hollywood Fox Theatre
News About This Theater
- Oct 6, 2006 — Vogue Theatre N/A
Opened in 1918, as the second theatre on Hollywood Boulevard to be name Iris Theatre. It was built by P. Tabor who employed architect Frank Meline, to design a Romanesque style theatre, with a brick façade.
Taken over by Fox West Coast Theatres, the Iris Theatre was re-designed by architect S. Charles Lee in July 1934 and was given an Art Deco style. That survived until December 18, 1968, when a new façade was erected and the name was changed to Hollywood Fox Theatre.
The Fox Theatre was operated by Fox West Coast Theatres, National General Theatres and lastly by Mann’s Theatres. The Fox Theatre was closed in 1994, due to earthquake damage. The building remained closed to the public for over a decade, although for a while it was used by Mann’s Theatres for storage.
In 2009, millions of dollars were spent by new owners, to convert the building as a ‘lounge/club’ named the Playhouse Hollywood. It re-opened in Summer 2009. It was closed on March 16 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
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