If you could somehow uproot the entire Warner Grand Theatre and transplant it to Broadway in downtown Los Angeles, the magnificent art deco/moderne structure would fit right in along that street's famous row of architecturally striking vintage movie palaces, which include the Los Angeles Theatre, the Orpheum Theatre and the Theatre at Ace Hotel. But the Warner Grand has been a fixture on Sixth Street in San Pedro's quaint downtown center ever since it opened in 1931. With an ornately detailed ceiling and artfully carved lamps and other extravagant neo-Byzantine fixtures, the 1,485-seat venue is the only surviving theater of the three movie palaces Warner Bros. built in the L.A. area in the early 1930s. The Warner Grand continues to host film screenings, opera performances and occasional concerts, including the late Chris Cornell's final solo appearance in L.A. County, in 2015.
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