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Tiki Central Forums Tiki Events California Events SHORT NOTICE: Not Tiki, but: Amazing LA downtown tour tomorrow, Sat!:
SHORT NOTICE: Not Tiki, but: Amazing LA downtown tour tomorrow, Sat!:
bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11003
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2005-02-25 12:32 pm   Permalink

I just received this, and I want to pass on the good news to those who are into it. The notice for this has gone out kind of late, so Jon Olivan authorized me to invite all that would be interested in historic preservation. It is FREE, just state that you are invited through/from the LA Conservancy or LA Modcom so they are assured that it's not someone that just walked in from the street:

The Los Angeles Conservancy Modern Committee (www.modcom.org) welcomes you to join us at this exciting event downtown on Saturday morning. Thanks to Jon Olivan for inviting us.


SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 26

OPEN HOUSE SCHEDULE



9:45-11:45 a.m. *TOWER THEATER Open House, 802 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA

90014 (continental breakfast will be served)



10:30-11:30 a.m. "HOW WEST COAST FILM PRODUCTION BEGAN DOWNTOWN" slide

lecture by acclaimed historian Marc Wanamaker of Bison Archives



11:30-11:45 a.m. Vocalist REBEKAH DEL RIO from David Lynch's "Mulholland

Falls" sings that film's memorable song "Llorrando"--concluding the Tower's

Open House event



11:45-12:15 a.m. Orpheum Theatre site visit/organ demonstration, 802 S.

Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90014



12:15-1:45 p.m. 'No Host' Lunch at the Angelique Cafe private upstairs

dining room, 840 S. Spring Street (behind Orpheum), Los Angeles, CA 90014



2-4 p.m. *LOS ANGELES THEATER V.I.P. site visit, 615 S. Broadway, Los

Angeles, CA 90014



Lot parking is available next to the Orpheum and Tower Theaters on Broadway

and Spring Streets at each guest's own expense. Metered parking is not

recommended.



*Both the TOWER & LOS ANGELES THEATERS are not included in the Los Angeles

Conservancy's regular Saturday morning walking tours and are being opened

especially for this Open House event.


 
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11003
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2005-02-25 8:17 pm   Permalink

Bump. Just to clarify: These are unrenovated, vintage Movie Theaters from the 20s and 30s, when Broadway Avenue was the location for Hollywood film premieres.
When downtown was left to the Latin immigrants, they took over those palaces and left them in their baroque splendor, while other cinemas throughout the city were renovated in the 50s and 60s. Now they are closed and used for film locations and special screenings only. This is a rare chance to see these places in all their faded grandeur.


 
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christiki295
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Joined: Apr 09, 2003
Posts: 3769
From: LA-2547 mls east Hawaii &5500 Easter Is
Posted: 2005-02-26 10:04 am   Permalink

The Broadway theatres are spectacular!

I am always reminded of their grandeur whenever I go to a multi-plex, particularly the Grove, which has hung large photos of the Broadway theatres, but does very little to emulate their grandeur (although I do like the costumes the staff wears).


 
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