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.