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United Artists Theatre
Los Angeles, CA
The United Artists Theatre opened in 1927. In 1989, it became home to the Los Angeles University Cathedral. In 2011, the building was sold to a developer. It is being restored and converted into the Ace Hotel. The hotel is expected to open in 2013. The theatre will also be restored. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5. [map]

Orpheum Theatre
Los Angeles, CA
The Orpheum Theatre opened in 1926 and closed in 2000. It was the fourth Orpheum Theatre built in Los Angeles. After an extensive restoration, the theatre reopened in 2003 as a performing arts venue. The rooftop sign was originally double sided and included the word "vaudeville". For more, see these websites: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7. [map]

Globe Theatre
Los Angeles, CA
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2015:
The Globe Theatre opened in 1913 as the Morosco Theater. It was later known as the President Theatre. It had become the Globe Theatre by the 1950s. I assume the globe revolved originally. The theatre was gutted for retail space. In 2014, the interior was being converted for use as a nightclub. In 2015, the marquee was restored. For more, see this website. [map]

Rialto Theatre
Los Angeles, CA

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2015:
The Rialto Theatre was built in 1917 as a nickelodeon. It was soon converted into a movie theatre. This marquee is from the 1930s. In the 1980s, the interior was gutted for retail use. The marquee was restored in 2013 for Urban Outfitters which now occupies the space. For more, see this website. [map]

Boulevard Theatre
Los Angeles, CA
The Boulevard Theatre opened as the Red Mill Theatre around 1926. It was remodeled around 1937 and renamed the Boulevard. In the 1970s, the marquee letters were replaced to spell out "Huggy Boy". The Huggy Boy Show was produced there by the KRLA radio station. The building now houses the Universal Church of God. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

Loyola Theatre
Los Angeles, CA
The Loyola Theatre was designed by Clarence J Smale and opened in 1946. It closed in 1982 and has been converted into the Loyola Professional Building which houses medical offices. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Tower Theatre
Los Angeles, CA
The Tower Theatre was designed by S. Charles Lee. It opened in 1927. The tower on the corner of the building was shortened after it was badly damaged in an earthquake in 1971. The theatre closed in 1987 and has been used for movie shoots, a church, and rock concerts since then. It is now used as a private event space. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

State Theatre
Los Angeles, CA
Del Mar Theatre
Los Angeles, CA
Olympic Theatre
Los Angeles, CA
The State Theatre opened in 1921. This marquee dates from 1939. Since the 1990s, the building has housed a church. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6. [map]

The Del Mar Theatre opened in 1939. It closed in the 1980s. The building is now used as a sound studio. The neon sign is still maintained and lit at night. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

The Olympic Theatre opened in 1927 as Bard's Eighth Street Theatre. It was a remodeling of a restaurant. The theatre was renamed the Olympic in 1932 when Los Angeles was hosting the Olympic Games. The theatre closed in 1986. In 2010, siding was removed from the facade revealing the original building details. At the time of this 2012 photo, the neon marquee letters had been removed and the blue blade sign had been painted black. I believe the building is for sale. For more, see this website. [map]

Los Feliz Theatre
Los Angeles, CA
United Artists Theatre
East Los Angeles, CA
The Los Feliz Theatre opened in 1934. It was triplexed in the early 1990s. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

The United Artists Theatre was built around 1931. It was renamed the Alameda Theatre in the 1980s. The interior has been gutted for retail space. The same design was used for the Four Star Theatre in Los Angeles, the United Artists Theatre in Pasadena, and the United Artists Theatre in Long Beach. For more, see this website. [map]

Union Theatre
Los Angeles, CA
The Union Theatre opened in the early 1930s. Since 2005, it has housed the Velaslavasay Panorama which features live performances. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Golden Gate Theatre
East Los Angeles, CA
The Golden Gate Theatre opened in 1927. The outer building was demolished in 1992, after damage from the Whittier Narrows earthquake in 1987. The remainder of the theatre was adapted for a CVS drug store which opened in 2012. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

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