Dave Rice 11:29 a.m., March 30
Dead movie theatres: Downtown Los Angeles edition
Sunday morning found me roaming the streets of downtown Los Angeles. Don't ask. Better 9:30am than 9:30pm, right?
Here amidst the gold buyers, Quinceanera dressmakers, pawnshops, and Starbucks outlets stand the shells of what used to be some of the mightiest movie palaces on earth. What Broadway must have looked like in the '40's. You probably needed sunglasses at night to avoid neon blindness.
The 2,200 seat Los Angeles Theatre appears to be the only one of the bunch that's still in operation.
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