Bard's Glen Theatre


1014 Colorado St.    | map

Glendale, CA   91205


Opened: 1925 as Bard's Theatre. It's still in the city directory as late as 1930 as Bard's

It was later operated by Fox West Coast as the Glen Theatre. It is listed as the Glen in the 1940 and1951 city directories.

Lou Bard also built what is now the Academy 6 in Pasadena. The Bard circuit operated a number of other theatres including three downtown theatres: the Town Theatre, the College Theatre and the Olympic. Bard's was the circuit that also built the Vista Theatre on Sunset Dr. in the Los Feliz area.

Architect:  Kenneth A. Gordon

Seating: 844

Status:  Closed as a theatre in the 50s and was converted into a bowling alley. It's now a banquet hall and wedding venue, Palladio -- (877) 255-2340.

More information: See the Cinema Treasures page on the Glen Theatre for lots of history contributed by Joe Vogel and others.

There are no known vintage interior photos.



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    Deanna Bayless on Flickr   

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A 2010 view from Cinema Treasures
contributor Davendea.
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Deanna's Glendale set has
 5 additional exterior views.



    Palladio on Yelp   

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A view of the interior of the former
 Bard's Glen. We're in the balcony!
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A 2010 view of the Bard's Glen building
from Google Maps.

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 interactive view on Google.



    L.A. Public Library Collection   

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A 1925 view of Bard's Glendale
from the Library's collection.
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    Loren Scott Photography   

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A great view of the stage and organ grille area
from this fine photographer. 
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A closer look at the stage area.
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