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December 24, 1987 | BILL BOYARSKY, Times City-County Bureau Chief
A plan to use city-backed bonds for a $25-million renovation of the Million Dollar Theater and the Grand Central Market, on historic old Broadway in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, was approved Wednesday by the Community Redevelopment Agency board. Under the proposal, the CRA would issue bonds to help developer Ira Yellin buy the Spanish Baroque building housing the Million Dollar Theater at 307 S.
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January 25, 2014 | By Rosanna Xia
More than 1,200 Angelenos are expected to fill the street on Broadway in downtown Los Angeles on Saturday to celebrate the rebirth of a historic neighborhood that had once gone dark and vacant. The afternoon festivities, dubbed Day on Broadway, will include craft beer classes, a scavenger hunt race and walking tours of some of the historic theaters along Broadway. More than 1,200 participants signed up, according to event organizers, and more than 60 teams signed up for “The Best of Broadway” race.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 8, 1999 | JOSEPH TREVINO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford and Lillian Gish attended its luxurious opening in 1918. About 150 Hollywood films premiered there in the 1920s. By the 1950s, the postwar rush to the suburbs was taking its toll, and what had been a glamorous downtown movie house began to fade, reemerging as a showcase for Latino music performers. And on Friday, the long ride of the Million Dollar Theater at Broadway and 2nd Street will yet take another turn.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 28, 2013 | By Elaine Woo
Frank L. Fouce, an impresario of Spanish-language entertainment who turned downtown's historic Million Dollar Theater into a prestigious venue for a burgeoning Latino market and helped launch the television network that became Univision, died Sept. 22 in Los Angeles. He was 85. The cause was lymphoma, said his daughter, Paula Fouce. Fouce was a cofounder of Spanish International Communications Corp., which operated the first Spanish-language television stations in the United States, including KMEX-TV (Channel 34)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 28, 2013 | By Elaine Woo
Frank L. Fouce, an impresario of Spanish-language entertainment who turned downtown's historic Million Dollar Theater into a prestigious venue for a burgeoning Latino market and helped launch the television network that became Univision, died Sept. 22 in Los Angeles. He was 85. The cause was lymphoma, said his daughter, Paula Fouce. Fouce was a cofounder of Spanish International Communications Corp., which operated the first Spanish-language television stations in the United States, including KMEX-TV (Channel 34)
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March 27, 2011
Lemi Ponifasio / MAU Where: Million Dollar Theater, 307 S. Broadway, downtown L.A. When: 8:30 p.m. Saturday; 7 p.m. Sunday Tickets: $25 to $30 Information: (213) 237-2800 or http://www.redcat.org
OPINION
April 18, 1999
Re "Million Dollar Theater Set to Reopen," April 8: I've always believed that the Million Dollar Theater [on Broadway at Third Street in downtown L.A.] is special. My parents met there back in 1958. They were married just three months later. Then, when I was a little girl in the late '60s, my parents took us to see the great Jose Alfredo Jimenez and singer Sonia Lopez perform there. Sometimes before the show, we would eat at Clifton's, where my sister, Lupe, and I would eat the green Jello and admire the mural of the Spanish senorita.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 9, 1999
Everything old can be new again. The Million Dollar Theater, on Broadway at Third Street downtown, opened in 1918 as screen legends Charlie Chaplin and Mary Pickford graced its ornate portal amid a gaggle of photographers. During the 1920s, it was the place for Hollywood premieres, but by the 1950s the big movie crowds had moved to the suburbs.
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April 12, 2008 | Agustin Gurza, Times Staff Writer
Passersby were greeted to a most unusual sight this week on Broadway in downtown Los Angeles. Unusual in recent memory, that is. The iron gate at the entrance of the historic Million Dollar Theater was wide open. Nobody was manning the box office, but the unshuttered exterior, in all its Churrigueresque glory, was a sign that life is returning to the ornate auditorium, which this year celebrates its 90th anniversary.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 19, 2013 | By Susan King
Cinespia and the Los Angeles Historic Theater Foundation's screening Saturday of Ridley Scott's 1982 sci-fi classic "Blade Runner" at the Million Dollar Theater in downtown L.A. is currently sold out. But 200 additional tickets will go on sale Tuesday (March 1 9) at noon. There will be a limit of two tickets per person. The Million Dollar Theater, one of the first movie palaces built in the United States, opened in 1918. The venerable Broadway theater was one of the locations featured in "Blade Runner," which stars Harrison Ford.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 19, 2013 | By Susan King
Cinespia and the Los Angeles Historic Theater Foundation's screening Saturday of Ridley Scott's 1982 sci-fi classic "Blade Runner" at the Million Dollar Theater in downtown L.A. is currently sold out. But 200 additional tickets will go on sale Tuesday (March 1 9) at noon. There will be a limit of two tickets per person. The Million Dollar Theater, one of the first movie palaces built in the United States, opened in 1918. The venerable Broadway theater was one of the locations featured in "Blade Runner," which stars Harrison Ford.
BUSINESS
November 23, 2011 | By Richard Verrier, Los Angeles Times
The opulent picture palaces and vaudeville halls of downtown Los Angeles may be monuments to a bygone era, but they are still keeping their ties to Hollywood. Theaters in the historic Broadway district, including the Orpheum, the Palace Theatre and the Los Angeles Theatre, are featured in several current and upcoming movies, including Walt Disney Pictures' "The Muppets," Warner Bros.' "J. Edgar" and "The Dark Knight Rises," and the Weinstein Co.'s "The Artist," the silent, black-and-white period romance that opens in the U.S. this week.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 27, 2011
Lemi Ponifasio / MAU Where: Million Dollar Theater, 307 S. Broadway, downtown L.A. When: 8:30 p.m. Saturday; 7 p.m. Sunday Tickets: $25 to $30 Information: (213) 237-2800 or http://www.redcat.org
ENTERTAINMENT
April 12, 2008 | Agustin Gurza, Times Staff Writer
Passersby were greeted to a most unusual sight this week on Broadway in downtown Los Angeles. Unusual in recent memory, that is. The iron gate at the entrance of the historic Million Dollar Theater was wide open. Nobody was manning the box office, but the unshuttered exterior, in all its Churrigueresque glory, was a sign that life is returning to the ornate auditorium, which this year celebrates its 90th anniversary.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 7, 2000 | CECILIA RASMUSSEN
In a city that makes landmarks out of coffee shops, two truly venerable landmarks that opened within a year of each other during World War I still stand, still thrive and still draw applause. Before the Sunset Strip, there was Broadway. Downtown Los Angeles' jazziest entertainment district was a bustling thoroughfare aglow with bright lights and lined with glitzy motion picture and vaudeville palaces.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 30, 1999
Hanging by a rope hooked to her long, dark hair, Tatiana Frelinger smiled from 30 feet above the stage. From there, she struck a series of photogenic poses for journalists watching from the floor of the historic Million Dollar Theater. Frelinger, 19, is part of Ganas International, an entertainment company that hopes to attract a wider audience to the downtown theater among its primarily Latino clientele.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 30, 1999
Hanging by a rope hooked to her long, dark hair, Tatiana Frelinger smiled from 30 feet above the stage. From there, she struck a series of photogenic poses for journalists watching from the floor of the historic Million Dollar Theater. Frelinger, 19, is part of Ganas International, an entertainment company that hopes to attract a wider audience to the downtown theater among its primarily Latino clientele.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 25, 2014 | By Rosanna Xia
More than 1,200 Angelenos are expected to fill the street on Broadway in downtown Los Angeles on Saturday to celebrate the rebirth of a historic neighborhood that had once gone dark and vacant. The afternoon festivities, dubbed Day on Broadway, will include craft beer classes, a scavenger hunt race and walking tours of some of the historic theaters along Broadway. More than 1,200 participants signed up, according to event organizers, and more than 60 teams signed up for “The Best of Broadway” race.
OPINION
April 18, 1999
Re "Million Dollar Theater Set to Reopen," April 8: I've always believed that the Million Dollar Theater [on Broadway at Third Street in downtown L.A.] is special. My parents met there back in 1958. They were married just three months later. Then, when I was a little girl in the late '60s, my parents took us to see the great Jose Alfredo Jimenez and singer Sonia Lopez perform there. Sometimes before the show, we would eat at Clifton's, where my sister, Lupe, and I would eat the green Jello and admire the mural of the Spanish senorita.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 9, 1999
Everything old can be new again. The Million Dollar Theater, on Broadway at Third Street downtown, opened in 1918 as screen legends Charlie Chaplin and Mary Pickford graced its ornate portal amid a gaggle of photographers. During the 1920s, it was the place for Hollywood premieres, but by the 1950s the big movie crowds had moved to the suburbs.
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