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Theatre at Ace Hotel

2001 Photo from the Bob Meza collection.
933 S Broadway
Downtown Los Angeles (Los Angeles) CA 90015
(213) 623-3233

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Record #10463  
 Opened: December 20, 1927
Capacity: 1600 seats
Architect(s): C Howard Crane; Walker & Eisen
Architectural Style(s): Spanish Gothic
National Register:
Current Organ: none
 Also Known As: United Artists
 Previously operated by: Metropolitan Theatres

In 1919, D.W. Griffith, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks and Charlie Chaplin broke from the exploitative studio system to form United Artists, gaining complete control over the creation, production and distribution of their work. Seven years later, the United Artists Theatre Circuit was formed to showcase first-run UA productions, with this theater serving as the flagship for west coast operations.

The office building was designed by Walker & Eisen and the theater was designed by C. Howard Crane.

The theater then became the University Cathedral Church of Dr. Gene Scott.

In 2014 the building was converted into the Ace Hotel and the theatre reopened for live concerts as the Theatre at Ace Hotel.

 Photos remain the property of the Member and may not be reproduced without the written consent of the Member.

May 2003 photos from the Adam Martin collection.

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August 2001 photos from the Bob Meza collection.

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Photos from the Darren Snow collection.

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Last featured 8/19/2003. Last edited 2/8/2014.

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