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Broadway Historic Theater District Walking Tour
March 28, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 12:45 pm
An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Saturday, repeating indefinitely
The Broadway Historic Theatre and Commercial District tour explores the social, cinematic, and architectural history of this unique street. Once the entertainment epicenter of Los Angeles, Broadway was home to dozens of major retail and clothing stores, as well as twelve movie palaces built between 1910 and 1931.
Although the theatres no longer regularly show films (special event venue, filming location, and retail are among the current uses), their elegant presence remains.
Still a vibrant shopping street, the area is also a hub of adaptive reuse projects that have turned office buildings and department stores into loft-style apartments and condos.
This tour is primarily an exterior tour. Subject to availabilty, the tour visits the interiors of one or more of the following: the Los Angeles Theatre, The Theatre at the Ace (formerly United Artists Theatre), and the Orpheum Theatre.