Welcome to CinemaTour!  Sign In

CinemaTour
 
Cinema History Around the World  
 HOME ·· CINEMAS ·· LINKS ·· BOOKS
 Contact Cinematour ·· Help & Hints ·· About Cinematour
 

Arcade Theater


2001 Photo from the Bob Meza collection
534 S Broadway
Downtown Los Angeles (Los Angeles) CA 90013

Closed
Record #10468  
 Opened: September 26, 1910
 Closed: 1992
 Current Use: Retail
 Demolished:
Capacity: 1400 seats
Architect(s): Morgan & Walls
Architectural Style(s): Beaux Arts
National Register:
Current Organ: none
 Also Known As: Pantages
 Previously operated by: Metropolitan Theatres

Alexander Pantages leased this theater in 1910 as his first of the famous Pantages vaudeville circuit. The interior has undergone several remodels, the most significant in the 1930s when the side boxes were removed. The original ceiling and proscenium ornamentation survives. The lobby has been converted to retail space and none of the original ornamentation is visible. On the exterior, "Pantages" is still visible above the marquee, which was added in the 1940s, when the name "Arcade" was taken from the neighboring Broadway-Spring Arcade building.

The seven-story Beaux Arts building was designed by the partnership of Morgan and Walls, who also produced the Morosco (now Globe) Theatre (1913), the Mayan Theatre (1927) and the Wiltern Theatre (1931).

 Photos
 Photos remain the property of the Member and may not be reproduced without the written consent of the Member.

2003 photos from the Adam Martin collection.


68 KB · 450x300

71 KB · 301x450

66 KB · 450x300

61 KB · 301x450

66 KB · 450x300

66 KB · 450x300

70 KB · 450x300

74 KB · 450x300

46 KB · 301x450

43 KB · 301x450

45 KB · 301x450

52 KB · 450x300

57 KB · 450x300

50 KB · 450x300

49 KB · 450x300

63 KB · 450x300
A view of Broadway s...

68 KB · 450x300
A view of Broadway s...
---

2001 photos from the Bob Meza collection.


43 KB · 300x400


 External Links

---
---

Return to the top of this page   or   Return to the main page


Last featured 8/19/2003. Last edited 2/8/2014.

 
Fandango
Buy movie tickets, look up showtimes, watch trailers and more!

The content of this website is a research work in progress and is being provided to the public for informational purposes only. As such, articles may contain errors, bias, duplication, or need to be cleaned up. Some documents, images and logos contained in these documents belong to various organizations and corporations. Their inclusion here is for the benefit of the reader and for the benefit of the particular organization, but they are, in fact, the copyrighted property of those organizations. Their presence here does not imply any endorsement of CinemaTour by those organizations. CinemaTour is not affiliated with any cinema or circuit.

© 1995-2014 Vision Entertainment Services. All rights reserved.
Use of this site signifies agreement to terms of service.