Welcome to CinemaTour!  Sign In

Cinema History Around the World  
 Contact Cinematour ·· Help & Hints ·· About Cinematour

Globe Theater

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

Record #10464  
 Opened: January 6, 1913
 Closed: 1987
 Current Use: Night Club
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: Principal Theatres, Fox West Coast Theatres, 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.

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

June 2008 photos from the Bob Meza collection.

98 KB · 625x469

85 KB · 625x469

80 KB · 625x469

90 KB · 625x469

99 KB · 625x469

87 KB · 625x469

97 KB · 625x469

88 KB · 625x469

80 KB · 625x469

78 KB · 625x469

119 KB · 625x469

91 KB · 625x469

103 KB · 469x625

109 KB · 625x469

108 KB · 625x469

May 2003 photos from the Adam Martin collection.

111 KB · 625x417

109 KB · 625x417

99 KB · 625x417

103 KB · 625x417

97 KB · 625x417

89 KB · 419x625

102 KB · 419x625

August 2001 photos from the Bob Meza collection.

104 KB · 625x469

100 KB · 469x625

Photos from the Darren Snow collection.

84 KB · 625x385

 External Links


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

Last featured 5/6/2003. Last edited 11/24/2022.

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.

© 1995-2023 Vision Entertainment Services. All rights reserved.
Use of this site signifies agreement to terms of service.

www.cinematour.com :: 0.62 MB :: 6.53 MB