Roxie Theatre - Los Angeles

Roxie Theatre - Los Angeles Advocating for the reuse of the Roxie on Broadway.

Seating 1600, the Roxie was the last theatre built in the Broadway Theatre district in 1931. Designed by architect J.M. Cooper, it sits on the site of the razed Quinn's Superba Theatre. It's Art Deco charm makes it different from the rest of the bunch on Broadway - and one of the largest reasons for saving. The Roxie was equipped for live stage performances (including a pipe organ), but its long, narrow auditorium was intended primarily for motion picture display. In the 1980's it ran as a Spanish language house, until it closed for good in 1989. Today the lobby serves as retail, while the auditorium sits dark the balcony still has seats but the main floor seats have been removed. The iconic red ticketbooth is preserved sitting on the main floor in the auditorium as well.

Los Angeles Theatres
07/01/2014

Los Angeles Theatres

The Roxie Theatre, 518 S. Broadway --
We're in the house left (north) side of the balcony lobby looking toward Broadway admiring the circus paint job. The room with the yellow sign above it is the men's room, facing out to the street. The lit doorway to its left was evidently either an office or storage. Photo: Hunter Kerhart - 2014. Keep up with Hunter's latest investigations: www.southonspring.com

Los Angeles Theatres
06/16/2014

Los Angeles Theatres

The Roxie Theatre, 518 S. Broadway --
It's unknown what the next chapter will be for the 1931 vintage Roxie but with some stage upgrades and a new paint job on that terrific deco proscenium it would have the beginnings of being a cute little playhouse. Photo: Hunter Kerhart - 2014. Keep up with Hunter's latest investigations: www.southonspring.com

Los Angeles Theatres
05/16/2014

Los Angeles Theatres

The Roxie Theatre, 518 S. Broadway --
A look back toward the booth with its interesting cloudy paint job. Check out the deco plasterwork on the ceiling beam. Photo: Hunter Kerhart - 2014. Keep up with Hunter's latest investigations: www.southonspring.com

Wow. Here is the best present view of the auditorium we've seen.
04/10/2014

Wow. Here is the best present view of the auditorium we've seen.

The Roxie Theatre, 518 S. Broadway --
Well, it's a big theatre, isn't it? Sorry there isn't a seat for you up here -- the only seats are four down on the main floor in row two. It's currently patiently waiting, with retail in the lobby, for a grand rebirth. Photo: Hunter Kerhart - 2014. Keep up with Hunter's latest investigations: www.southonspring.com

Bummer that the Roxie isn't on this list. Looking forward to see these buildings relit.
03/27/2014
13 Broadway Building Façades Getting New Designer Lighting

Bummer that the Roxie isn't on this list. Looking forward to see these buildings relit.

The city's Bringing Back Broadway effort is hoping that brighter buildings will attract more foot traffic to the rapidly-reviving corridor, and has now selected 13 buildings to receive a...

Courtesy Jamie Cooper
03/14/2014

Courtesy Jamie Cooper

11/18/2013

We hear something is going on at the Roxie. Anyone have any details? Hoping it's redevelopment, but nothing has been confirmed.

More activity on Broadway.  Say hello to The Globe!  She's the next to come back.  Can't say we're surprised.  She's in ...
09/10/2013
Broadway's 100 Year Old Globe Theater Coming Back With Maybe Fewer Shootings

More activity on Broadway. Say hello to The Globe! She's the next to come back. Can't say we're surprised. She's in mighty fine shape.

The Globe Theater, one of Broadway's historic but dilapidated venues, is getting a sprucing, reports Downtown News (in their digital edition). The century-old theater sits at the bottom of...

Just thought this was the coolest photo of our neighbor the United Artists Building!
07/30/2013

Just thought this was the coolest photo of our neighbor the United Artists Building!

The United Artists Theatre/Ace Hotel --
Yes, we're on top of the building looking over the edge -- down the length of the United Artists' vertical sign. The dark area just above the checkerboard sidewalk is the top of the marquee. Photo; Hunter Kerhart - October 2012 - www.facebook.com/HKphotographyLA

Let's help bring some attention to the Roxie.  Suggest this page to your friends.  She's in need of some TLC and it's ne...
05/03/2013
Roxie Theatre - Los Angeles

Let's help bring some attention to the Roxie. Suggest this page to your friends. She's in need of some TLC and it's never going to happen unless people speak up!

Advocating for the reuse of the Roxie on Broadway.

Roxie Theatre - Los Angeles's cover photo
05/03/2013

Roxie Theatre - Los Angeles's cover photo

More coverage - this time with renderings.  Can't wait!
05/03/2013
Exclusive: Urban Outfitters Rehabbing DTLA's Rialto Theater

More coverage - this time with renderings. Can't wait!

The rumors of an Urban Outfitters moving into the historic Rialto Theatre on Broadway have been revealed to be true--the retailer confirms to Curbed that a lease has been...

well it looks like it's happening!  get ready to see that Rialto marquee lit up again!
05/03/2013
Urban Outfitters Coming to Rialto Theatre

well it looks like it's happening! get ready to see that Rialto marquee lit up again!

DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES — Downtown, get ready for a chain store: Urban Outfitters is coming to the Rialto Theatre.

10/26/2012
Historic Tower Theater offers \'insider\'s tour\' before renovations begin

Be sure to check out the Tower this Saturday before it closes for renovations. This is a very great thing!

The Broadway theater built in 1927 was the first DTLA movie palace to be wired for sound. In anticipation of upcoming renovations, Saturday\'s event will include a narrated slideshow of the Tower\'s history and a tour of the space.

Did you hear Urban Outfitters may be going into the Rialto Theatre space?  Imagine that neon glowing everynight with "UR...
09/14/2012

Did you hear Urban Outfitters may be going into the Rialto Theatre space? Imagine that neon glowing everynight with "URBAN OUTFITTERS" on the sign board instead of what film is playing. I'd take that!

The Rialto Theatre, 812 S. Broadway --
New on the Rialto page today is this nice 2012 night view of the Rialto's famous marquee by Stephen Russo for the Los Angeles Historic Theatre Foundation. The space is possibly slated to become an Urban Outfitters store. The photo on the LAHTF page: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=3224888497471&set=o.125430125723&type=3&theater

It's happening!  Now just tell them you want to see the Roxie back in action.  Go Broadway!
09/07/2012
Four Historic Broadway Theaters Being Brought Back to Life

It's happening! Now just tell them you want to see the Roxie back in action. Go Broadway!

Images via Los Angeles Theatre and Historic Los Angeles Theatres Oh, Broadway is so about to happen--the Delijani family, longtime owners of the Palace, State, Los Angeles, and Tower...

Check out the Roxie sign just over the bus!
07/23/2012

Check out the Roxie sign just over the bus!

Downtown Broadway (appears to be between 5th & 6th St.) in April 1963, shortly before all streetcar service in Los Angeles came to an end.

07/17/2012
The Muppets: "Man or Muppet" Music Video

You can see them here in the Muppet's video for "Man or Muppet"

Pre-order now: http://di.sn/aS Disney's The Muppets is available on Blu-ray™ & DVD Combo pack and Disney Digital March 20. Visit the Muppets Fan-A-Thon on Fa...

07/17/2012

Did you know the Roxie's marquee lights still work? On top and bottom. Who do we have to convince to turn them back on? Don't you guys wanna see it!?

Roxie Theatre - Los Angeles's cover photo
03/27/2012

Roxie Theatre - Los Angeles's cover photo

In case you didn't know, we have a new neighbor (and quite a trendy one at that)  Umamicatessen opened last week right d...
03/16/2012
Umamicatessen : Eater LA

In case you didn't know, we have a new neighbor (and quite a trendy one at that) Umamicatessen opened last week right down the street. They will be sure to bring the right kind of crowd to help reinvigorate our area!

See the profile of UMAMIcatessen at 852 S. Broadway on Eater LA.

02/25/2012

43 fans. Thanks everyone for supporting the Roxie. No news right now, still trying to get in touch with the owners of the building.

Neat to see our friends down the street getting some love!
02/08/2012
Behold the Original Clifton's Facade For First Time Since 1950s

Neat to see our friends down the street getting some love!

Pre-reveal pic via @viewfromaloft The original facade of the Clifton's Brookdale Cafeteria on Broadway was unshackled today after more than 50 years spent behind metal grates. Warning: she's looking...

Another downtown theatre on the way to renovation!  The wave is coming, we just need to be patient!
02/02/2012
Spaceland Founder to Run Old Bank District's Regent Theater

Another downtown theatre on the way to renovation! The wave is coming, we just need to be patient!

Image via you-are-here.com Music man Mitchell Frank, the man behind The Echo and the former Spaceland, is the new operator of the Regent Theater at Main and Fourth, according...

The ticketbooth.
01/03/2012

The ticketbooth.

12/20/2011

Our page was flagged earlier today for copyright infringement of photos. The photos we have posted are found on Google Images and we will be glad to give credit where due. Just let us know if any of these are your photos. Thanks.

A peek inside the auditorium.
12/19/2011

A peek inside the auditorium.

Timeline Photos
12/16/2011

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12/16/2011

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12/16/2011

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12/15/2011

11 people like me! Keep it coming!

We are here to bring awareness to the Roxie.  This Art-Deco gem is truly worthy of becoming Broadway's next performing a...
12/13/2011
Roxie Theatre - Los Angeles

We are here to bring awareness to the Roxie. This Art-Deco gem is truly worthy of becoming Broadway's next performing arts/music/music venue! Help us spread the word!

Advocating for the reuse of the Roxie on Broadway.

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12/13/2011

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12/13/2011

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12/13/2011

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12/13/2011

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12/13/2011

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