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Million Dollar Theater

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Million Dollar Theater

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307 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90013-1207
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Save your time wandering around Los Angeles on your own searching for celebrity hot spots. This guided tour of Hollywood and celebrity homes takes you through neighborhoods jam-packed with star-owned homes. Plus your guide knows the quickest ways around the LA traffic to show you the most famous attractions such as the Hollywood Sign and Rodeo Drive all in just a few hours.
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Russ Lacuata wrote a review May 2020
Long Beach, California8,138 contributions6,248 helpful votes
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Built in 1917, the theatre was designed in an exquisite Californian Churrigueresque style by noted Los Angeles architect Albert C. Martin. It was the first movie palace built by famed Hollywood entrepreneur Sid Grauman, who also founded Grauman’s Chinese Theatre and the Egyptian Theatre. In the 50’s, the theatre became an epicenter of Spanish language entertainment in the country. Today it is one of the last surviving grand movie palaces from the turn of the century.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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permia wrote a review Dec 2019
Ireland36,874 contributions1,653 helpful votes
Dating from 1917 this was one of the first movie palaces in the US. In a lovely Spanish Revival style it was also the famous Grauman's first movie palace. It has had an eventful life down the decades, even being the home of a church for some years. Nowadays it screens particular classic historical movies. It has served as a location for a number of films, videos and games.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Cavydad wrote a review Jul 2019
Camarillo, California2,203 contributions710 helpful votes
They don’t build buildings this way anymore! Any day you can view the theater from the Bradbury Building. Look across the street and view the detailing on the outside of the building. Beautiful, unique, flamboyant are some of the superlatives that can be bantered about. On special occasions, such as the Los Angeles Historic Preservation groups film series the theater is open to the public for exploring, gawking, and even viewing a classic film. The interior is even better than the exterior. Beautiful, classic and shows why over a million dollars, in old dollars, was spent building the theater,
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Nancy D wrote a review May 2018
Los Angeles, California1,695 contributions327 helpful votes
Evidently many different types of events are staged here. I attended a Los Angeles Food Bowl function where the panel included feisty Diana Kennedy, a 95 year old expert of Mexican cuisine. The event for me was a bit disappointing... but it was cool to spend a couple hours in this old and renovated theater. It is located almost next door to Grand Central Market where we went to grab a bite to eat after the presentation.
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Date of experience: May 2018
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MrsPickle wrote a review Jun 2017
Huntington Beach, California1,217 contributions153 helpful votes
I recently saw a screening of Laura presented by Last Remaining Seats from the Los Angeles Conservancy. As usual the screening was fabulous and so entertaining. The theatre was built in 1918 and is not totally restored but the history and decor is do interesting. Yes, there are not enough toilets and there is no air conditioning but that's not what it's about. It's the experience of attending a film noir in a historical theatre with all its charm.
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Date of experience: June 2017
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