Finally some positive news for the Rialto Theater!
Work is in progress on a mural restoration/recreation at the historic Warner Grand Theatre in San Pedro. This beautiful art deco movie palace originally opened in 1931, and is on the National register is also LA historic Cultural Monument #251. We’ve completed a couple of restoration projects here over the last 5 years.
photo by Scott Miner
Built by Sid Grauman and Charles Toberman, and designed by Meyer & Holler in the “Egyptian Revival style”, the Egyptian Theatre opened to much acclaim in 1922 as the venue of the first ever Hollywood Premiere (Robin Hood). The theater declined in the 1980s and was eventually sold by the City of LA to American Cinemateque in 1996.
When the American Cinemateque restored the historic Egyptian Theater in 1998 its famous exterior courtyard was also part of the plan. Our participation included the restoration of three original lamps (with any missing pieces recreated) and the complete fabrication of three additional fixtures. Rewiring was completed and new lenses were installed.
Can you tell which is old and which is new?
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A couple of Los Angeles’ historic buildings are currently being used for unique performance venues. Linda Vista Hospital in the East Los Angeles Neighborhood of Boyle Heights is the theatrical jungle gym for Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre‘s performance called “The … Continue reading
The Los Angeles, built in 1931, was the last of the opulent theaters built in what is now the Broadway Historic Theatre District – the first and largest theater district listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
While most of the theaters aren’t used as regular movie houses or performance venues on a regular basis anymore, you can still experience them through programs like the LA Conservancy’s Last Remaining Seats and Walking Tour, and Cinespia.
We haven’t had the opportunity to work on the amazing Los Angeles Theater yet, but we have done work on the Million Dollar Theater on Broadway, Raymond Theater in Pasadena, the Warner Grand in San Pedro.