Information for this tour was contributed by Ken Roe.
Built in 1926 as a 1346-seat grand movie palace, the El Portal was a movie theater until the 1994 Northridge earthquake damaged the building. It re-opened as the El Portal Centre for the Arts on 12th January 2000. The interior has been totally gutted, due to extensive earthquake damage suffered in the 1994 Northridge earthquake. Current seating is 367 in the main stage auditorium and a 99 seat Circle stage theatre.
August 2013 photos from the Scott Neff collection.
March 2001 photos from the Bob Meza collection.
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