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September 28, 2013 |
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)
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
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.
April 12, 2008 |
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.
March 19, 2013 |
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.