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Globe Theater


2001 Photo from the Bob Meza collection
744 S Broadway
Downtown Los Angeles (Los Angeles) CA

Closed
Record #10464  
 Opened: January 6, 1913
 Closed: 1987
 Current Use: Retail
 Demolished:
Capacity: 782 seats
Architect(s): Morgan Walls & Morgan; A F Rosenheim
Architectural Style(s):
National Register:
Current Organ: none
 Also Known As: Morosco, President, Newsreel
 Previously operated by: Metropolitan Theatres

Theatrical producer Oliver Morosco built the Morosco Theatre in 1913 as his Los Angeles base. After he moved on in the 1920s, the theater continued to host live shows until it was converted for motion picture use during the Depression. It ran an all-newsreel program for many years. The theater eventually resorted to Spanish-language films until it was closed in 1987 and converted for retail use. The auditorium has been converted into a dance club.

The Morosco name still exists on the building behind the modern marquee. The interior of the 11-story Beaux Arts office building was designed by Alfred Rosenheim, who also designed Clune's Broadway (now Cameo) Theatre. The raked auditorium floor was leveled in the 1987 conversion, but the balconies and marble staircases remain.

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June 2008 photos from the Bob Meza collection.


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May 2003 photos from the Adam Martin collection.


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Last featured 5/6/2003. Last edited 2/8/2014.

 
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