November 23, 2011 |
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.
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 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.
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May 7, 2000 |
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.
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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.
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.