Update, Nov. 16: The Globe Theatre told L.A. Weekly that they will remain open and weekend events will continue as planned. Prestige Wrestling will also hold its December event.
[Orignal] The Globe Theatre in downtown Los Angeles has abruptly canceled its upcoming shows and is believed to be closing permanently.
Prestige Wrestling, an independent professional wrestling promotion that hosts events regularly at the Globe, let its fans know there would be a change in its December “Combat Princess” show, citing the theater’s sudden and possibly permanent closure.
“We were notified today that the Globe Theatre in Los Angeles will be closing for good, immediately,” Prestige Wrestling wrote in an online post. “Over the next few days, we will work on moving the event and will update everyone accordingly.”
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Similarly, the theater was slated to host the “Electroton Rave” on Friday, Nov. 17, but the event’s coordinators announced it would be moved to The Catch One on West Pico Boulevard.
The Globe Theatre domain is no longer in service, as those who attempt to enter the website or follow previous ticket links are met with a notice that reads, “Looks like this domain isn’t connected to a website yet.”
The oldest running theater in L.A. had just hosted a sold-out concert for Gims, a Congolese singer who had performed his first show in the city, which may now be the last show at the famous theater.
The Globe Theatre, originally known as the Morosco Theater, first opened its doors in 1913 for vaudeville acts and eventually film screenings. It was attached to the Garland Building and built by the architecture firm Morgan, Walls and Morgan, known for its unique Beaux Art design.
After years without use, the theater was reopened after a remodel in 2015.
The Globe Theatre has a designation in the National Historic District according to the Los Angeles Conservancy.
L.A. Weekly has reached out to the Globe Theatre without a response as of this writing.
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