Palace Theatre

630 S. Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90014
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Opened in 1911, the Palace Theatre is one of the oldest and grandest of the remaining classic movie-house palaces along Broadway in downtown Los Angeles. Over the years, its stage has been traversed by such stellar personae as Sophie Tucker, W.C. Fields and Houdini. Even in the midst of an ongoing renovation, the artfully ornate former vaudeville and movie theater evokes its early opulence, after reopening in 2014 for special film screenings, concerts and other events. The large theater was designed by architect G. Albert Lansburgh, who also created the similarly magnificent Orpheum Theatre just down the street, as well as such local icons as the Wiltern, Shrine Auditorium and El Capitan Theatre.

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    A century is a long time for anything to be left standing -- especially in Los Angeles -- and now that the Palace Theatre downtown is on the eve of its 101st birthday, the Los Angeles Historical Theatre Foundation presents "All Abou...


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