If you’re buying a loft for sale in DTLA’s Historic Core, you’ll love being right in the heart of the Broadway Theatre District – and there, you’ll learn about the amazing history of the Arcade Theater, the Los Angeles Theatre, and the Palace Theatre.
The Arcade Theater, built like an English music hall at 534 South Broadway, opened in 1910. It was once a vaudeville house (and part of the Pantages vaudeville circuit). Designed by Morgan and Walls, this beautiful relic has been closed since 1992 and is currently being used as a retail space.
Los Angeles Theatre
This spectacular movie palace, located at 615 South Broadway, opened in 1931 to premier Charlie Chaplin’s City Lights. Designed by S. Charles Lee and S. Tilden Norton, this French baroque theatre was modeled after San Fran’s Fox Theater. It originally housed a restaurant, a playroom for kids (and soundproof “crying rooms”) and a smoking room with built-in lighters. Fun fact: Aerosmith filmed the video for “Jaded” in the Los Angeles Theatre. It’s now a performing arts venue.
The Palace Theatre, originally a vaudeville theater and movie palace, is located at 630 South Broadway. It opened in 1911, and it’s today the oldest remaining Orpheum theater in the country. Designed by G. Albert Lansburgh and featuring a brick façade with beautiful panels depicting sculptures by Domingo Mora, it’s now owned by the Broadway Theatre Group and can seat 1,068 people.
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