Warner Pacific Theatre

Warner Pacific Theatre Built by Warner Bros. in 1928 to be the crown jewel of its West Coast theatres; the largest of 4 designed by architect G. Albert Lansburgh.
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Opened on April 26, 1928, the Warner Hollywood Theatre is the largest of four designed by architect G. Albert Lansburgh. When first built, the theatre had a seating capacity of 2756. Warner Hollywood Theatre is part of a larger structure, which contains ground floor retail space and three floors of office space. The office space was used as home to the Warner Bros. radio station, KFWB and also contained the headquarters of Warner Bros. Theatres. Built when there had been few Vitaphone talking pictures produced, the theatre experienced great success despite the decline in the economy. The economic vitality of the theatre continued a few years into the depression. By 1953, the theatre was in need of renovation. It was converted into a 3-strip cinerama and seating was reduced to 1500 by leaving the upper balcony unused. Warner Bros. sold the property to Pacific Theatres who changed the name to Hollywood Pacific Theatre in 1968. After sustaining damage in the 80s during the construction of the red line subway and structural damage from the 1994 Northridge earthquake, the theatre closed in 1994. It is currently in the process of being demolished.

Take a look at the first ads for Kismet and the Cinerama. In 1953, the theatre was renovated for 3-strip Cinerama with a...
06/09/2016

Take a look at the first ads for Kismet and the Cinerama. In 1953, the theatre was renovated for 3-strip Cinerama with a deeply curved screen extending out into the auditorium and 3 small projection booths added on the main floor.

The theatre sustained damage during the construction of the Red Line subway in the 80s including basement flooding.  Add...
06/09/2016

The theatre sustained damage during the construction of the Red Line subway in the 80s including basement flooding. Additional problems were caused by the 1994 Northridge earthquake including damage to the ceilings in the two balcony theatres. The building was strong enough to survive through this and continue featuring films.

Built when there had been few Vitaphone talking pictures produced, the theatre experienced great success despite the dec...
06/09/2016

Built when there had been few Vitaphone talking pictures produced, the theatre experienced great success despite the decline in the economy. The economic vitality of the theatre continued a few years into the depression.

Take a peak inside the theatre! This is how it looked when first built. There was a seating capacity of over 2700 people...
06/09/2016

Take a peak inside the theatre! This is how it looked when first built. There was a seating capacity of over 2700 people. It would always be full of guests excited to watch some of the first greatest films.

Look at this old ad for a feature film that could be seen at the Warner Bros Hollywood Theatre. The theatre made a huge ...
06/08/2016

Look at this old ad for a feature film that could be seen at the Warner Bros Hollywood Theatre. The theatre made a huge economical impact on the entertainment company. #WarnerBros #LBS #Hollywood #Theatre #Movies #OldHollywood

Tell all your friends about us to help bring this Hollywood historic site back to life!
06/07/2016

Tell all your friends about us to help bring this Hollywood historic site back to life!

So many people walk pass this old building, but don't even notice it. They don't know how big of an impact that the thea...
06/06/2016

So many people walk pass this old building, but don't even notice it. They don't know how big of an impact that the theatre has had in the city. We created a plaque and attached it to the building's door in order to inform others about its significance. Hopefully now everyone that walks pass will intrigued by it.

By putting up posters of the first movies to ever air in this theatre, we were able to relive the day as if it just open...
06/06/2016

By putting up posters of the first movies to ever air in this theatre, we were able to relive the day as if it just opened on April 26, 1928. These include some of the greatest feature films of all time, such as The Glorious Betsy, Magnum Force, and Annie Hall.

Today we introduced some tourists to the theatre. It's a great place to visit if you're in Hollywood. Like our page and ...
06/03/2016

Today we introduced some tourists to the theatre. It's a great place to visit if you're in Hollywood. Like our page and share to help spread the word!

Stay in touch with our page so that you can get updates on what actions we'll be doing to commemorate this historical th...
06/01/2016

Stay in touch with our page so that you can get updates on what actions we'll be doing to commemorate this historical theatre that once housed some of the most glamorous films.

Warner Pacific Theatre's cover photo
06/01/2016

Warner Pacific Theatre's cover photo

Warner Pacific Theatre
06/01/2016

Warner Pacific Theatre

Address

6433 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA
90028

Telephone

(323) 469-4073

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