Welcome to the Façades and Interiors of the Ace Hotel in Downtown LA

The Ace Hotel is housed inside the historic Texaco Building on 9th and Broadway. Did you know it was the tallest building in the city for one year after its completion in 1927? It features 182 rooms, a pool, a restaurant, and three bars. The rooftop is beloved by many locals and offers gleaming views of our city. Take a virtual tour below. Find out more about the hotel here.

Ace Hotel DTLA

929 S Broadway

Welcome to the Façades and Interiors of the Los Angeles Theatre

The theater constructed in late 1930 and early 1931. It was commissioned by H.L. Gumbiner, an independent film exhibitor from Chicago. It was designed by S. Charles Lee, and Samuel Tilden Norton, their vision was inspired by the French Baroque style.

The construction cost nearly $1.5 million dollars, with the final donation coming from Charlie Chaplin. This was the last theater of it’s kind to be built on Broadway before the Great Depression.

After closing its doors in 1994, the theater has since reopened and now hosts a multitude of events, concerts, and movie nights. Find out more here.

Los Angeles Theater

615 S Broadway

Welcome to the Façades and Interiors of the United Artists Theatre.

The theatre was designed by architect C. Howard Crane of the firm Walker & Eisen for the United Artists film studio formed by D. W. Griffith, Charlie Chaplin, Douglas Fairbanks, and Mary Pickford.

The theater, a classic movie palace, was one of many constructed by United Artists and served as a major premier house. The theater occupies three floors of the 13-story building and has a 2,214-seat auditorium.

It is still in operation to this day (though temporarily closed due to COVID19), hosting a number of events including concerts, movie premiers, and panels. Find out more here.