Welcome to Hollywood!
We'll see you at the movies!
the major historic theatres:
More information: See our Grauman's Chinese pages --
| main Chinese page | street view timeline | forecourt | lobby |
| lounges | auditorium | upstairs | stage | basement | attic |
Cinerama Dome page for lots more photos and info. The photo here is from 2007.
6712 Hollywood Blvd.
Opened: October 18, 1922 by Sid Grauman and known for many years as Grauman's Egyptian.
Opened: January 19, 1927 as a legit operation, Wilkes Vine St. and was later called just the Vine St.
In March, 1931 it became a cinema, the Mirror. In 1936 CBS took over and called it the Studio Theatre. In 1954 it became The Huntington Hartford Theatre and later the James A. Doolittle.
Status: Reopened in 2004 as the Ricardo Montalban with a resident troupe featuring works for young people. The facade has been restored to its 1927 appearance and work is continuing on the interior. It's a 2007 photo.
More information: See the page on the Ricardo Montalban Theatre.
Architect: G. Albert Lansburgh
Seating: 2, 200 -- originally 2,756
Status: Vacant and locked up tight. The building is
owned by Pacific Theatres, its longtime operator. It's sitting dormant
waiting for the next great idea. The photo is a 2007 view.
More information: See our Warner
Bros. Hollywood pages:
also on this site:
The Alphabetical Theatre Listings section gives
you a list of the current and vanished Hollywood
theatres along with a brief description.
The Chinese Theatre forecourt in 2007.
photo: Bill Counter - click to enlarge
Avalon / Hollywood Playhouse
Chinese - Grauman's
Dolby Theatre / Hollywood & Highland
Linwood Dunn/ Pickford Film Center
El Centro / Circle Theatre
Egyptian 2 & 3 / Arena Cinema
El Capitan / Paramount
Fox / Iris
Hitching Post / Paris
Holly / Studio / Academy
Regent Showcase / Gordon / Arc Theatre
Star / Apollo
Vine / Admiral
Warner Bros. Hollywood /
Pacific Hollywood 1-2-3
World / Marcal
historic theatres in hollywood
newer theatres running movies:
intact and open for business:
Hollywood Playhouse (music club, the Avalon)
Vine St./ Ricardo
Box/Henry Fonda (music club)
most interesting of the
on our other sites:
Our Downtown L.A. Theatres site gives you
a rundown of the surviving Los Angeles movie
palaces on Broadway and Hill Streets.
the Los Angeles theatre >>
Other pages deal with the existing and
vanished theatres in detail on Broadway,
Main Street, Hill Street and elsewhere.
The Wilshire Theatres site gives you the
rundown on the longest theatre district in
Los Angeles. We take a trip investigating
theatres downtown, along the Miracle Mile
and Beverly Hills.
the Fox Village theatre >>
There are a few detours down side streets
along the way and a major stop for the
theatres of the Westwood area.
The Los Angeles Movie Palaces is our
catch-all site for historic Los Angeles theatres
outside the downtown, Hollywood and
the Warner Huntington Park >>
There are separate sections for East Los Angeles,
Glendale, Pasadena, Ocean Park/Venice,
Long Beach and other areas.
Our Links to L.A. Adventures page is a
collection of links to L.A. related historical
websites, blogs, postcard collections,
Los Angeles architecture and more.
a Westwood Village landmark >>
We've been looking for people who have an
interesting angle on exploring this great city
and this page is a means of pointing you
in their direction.