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Palace Theatre
Los Angeles, CA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com


Heading west, you now run into a theatre that is actually showing first-run movies. The Palace Theatre used to be the home of silent movies. The glittering bulbs in the front lobby and its neon marquee make the Palace one of the points to see in the evening. The Palace was built in 1911 and is one of L.A. oldest.

 

UPDATE 10/06 : Here's a close-up shot of the Palace Theatre sign, unfortunately showing a blank slate at this time. 10-06

 

 

Cameo Theatre
Los Angeles, CA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

Next up down Broadway is the Cameo Theatre. A familiar site for downtown travelers due to its distinctive powder blue and pink marquee, the Cameo operated from 1910 to 1991, a span of 81 years!

 

 

Arcade's Arches
Los Angeles, CA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

Nearby, the proud presence of the Arcade Theatre graces Broadway. The Arcade sports an archway above the now barren marquee. Sources state that this was the first Pantages vaudeville house in the area.

 

 

 

 

 

Los Angeles Theatre
Los Angeles, CA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

We now come across one of the finest of Broadway's finest... the Los Angeles Theatre.

 

The Museum of Neon Art has been allocated money to rehab a few signs on Broadway, including this one. Many thanks to Chris Nichols for info.

Built in 1931, the Los Angeles and its gold glittered lettering is the most lavish of the Broadway theatres. If you do take a trip to downtown Broadway, stop by here and take a glimpse at the magnificent architecture.


Los Angeles Theatre sign
Photo courtesy Chris & Ginger

Here's another of the signs at the Los Angeles Theatre. 07-07

 

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