Bard's Glendale

1014 Colorado St.    | map

Glendale, CA   91205

Opened: 1925 as Bard's Theatre or Bard's Glendale. It's still in the city directory as late as 1930 as Bard's.  It originally had an Egyptian themed interior, a favorite for the circuit.

It was later operated by Fox West Coast as the Glen Theatre. It is listed as the Glen in the 1940 and 1951 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, the Garfield in Alhambra and Bard's West Adams.

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

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

    Palladio on Yelp

A view of the interior of the former
 Bard's Glen. We're in the balcony!
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A vintage view of Bard's Glen.

Thanks to Deanna Bayless for the photo. She had
posted it on the LAHTF Facebook page as a comment about
 another Bard's Theatre, the West Adams.

A 2010  Google Maps view of the Bard's Glen building.

Click to enlarge or head to Google for the interactive view.

    L.A. Public Library Collection

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

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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