The Theatre at the Ace Hotel opened earlier this year, extending Broadway's gentrification wave as far south as Olympic Boulevard. Located in the historic United Artists movie palace, the theater most recently was the spiritual home of televangelist Gene Scott. The Spanish Gothic structure has been restored, though some religious iconography remains. In six months of operations, the theater has hosted film screenings, a dance troupe, concerts and comedy shows. The highlight, so far, was a staged reading of Quentin Tarantino's leaked script, The Hateful Eight. Mary Pickford presided over the proceedings from a mural on the wall. —Gene Maddaus

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