April 10, 2013 |
Alamo Drafthouse, the quirky Austin, Texas-based theater chain known for its special events, theme movie nights and in-seat food and drink service, is expected to plant its flag in downtown L.A. Saeed Farkhondehpour , developer of the Medallion mix-use project, said Alamo recently signed a letter of intent to open a 600-seat, eight-screen theater on a vacant lot near the corner of 4th and Main streets. The theater would include food and beverage service and would open in the next 18 to 20 months, he said.
December 23, 2009
Gehry to design theater An independent theater company that had once planned to move to ground zero will get a new home designed by famed architect Frank Gehry in New York City's theater district. Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Tuesday that the city would contribute $25 million toward the $60-million Signature Theatre. The theater is known for devoting an entire season to the work of a single playwright. It was one of four groups that were to have anchored a performance space at the World Trade Center site.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 5, 2009 |
If you want to catch a weekend show in North Hollywood's thriving theater district, better be prepared to step out of the performance once or twice -- the city of Los Angeles wants you to move your car. With hundreds of vehicles flooding the square-mile area for events at the district's 22 theaters, not to mention up-and-coming restaurants and art houses, the parking situation is already dire. There are few public lots. Signs in a nearby Metro station warn "Parking for Transit Patrons Only."
February 8, 2005 |
Two musicals at the Music Center, largely imported from previous New York productions, lead the nominations for the 2004 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards, announced today, with "Caroline, or Change" winning seven nods and "A Little Night Music" netting six.
August 8, 2004 |
The theater district in North Hollywood, home of the L.A. area's biggest cluster of small theaters, isn't proving to be an especially hospitable place for two of its most prominent companies. Interact Theatre vacated its rented Bakman Avenue quarters at the end of May.
March 3, 2004 |
"Give my regards to ... Drama Avenue?" Shanghai, once the nightlife capital of Asia, hopes to revive some of its former glamour with a downtown theater district, newspapers reported Tuesday. Called Drama Avenue, city officials are touting it as Shanghai's answer to London's West End and New York's theater district, the subject of George M. Cohan's 1904 song "Give My Regards to Broadway." The street will link at least nine theaters.