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Palace Theatre

Photo from the Bob Meza collection
630 S Broadway
Downtown Los Angeles (Los Angeles) CA 90014

Record #5826  
 Opened: June 26, 1911
 Closed: Yes (date unknown)
 Current Use:
Capacity: 2200 seats
Architect(s): G Albert Landsburg
Architectural Style(s): Italian Renaissance; French Renaissance
National Register:
Current Organ: none
 Also Known As: Orpheum
 Previously operated by: Metropolitan Theatres

The Palace was built in 1911 as the third home of the Orpheum vaudeville circuit in Los Angeles. After 15 years, the Orpheum moved to its final location at Ninth and Broadway in 1926.

The theater's exterior exhibits an Italian influence while the theater's interior is distinctly French. The original capacity was nearly 2000 seats, but the wide design of the auditorium with two balconies gave everyone a close seat to the stage. The original box seats were removed in the 1930s and replaced with murals.

The Palace was purchased by Gilmore Associates in 2000 and is now a venue for special events and as a film location.

 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.

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

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