Broadway – Historic LA Theatre District

The stretch of South Broadway in downtown Los Angeles between 3rd and 9th Streets is home to the Los Angeles Historic Theatre district. Developed between 1911 and 1931, many of these theatres began as venues for Vaudeville, but with the advent of film, several were transformed into movie theatres. The development of movie palaces on Hollywood Boulevard in 1922 by Sid Grauman, coupled by the forces of the Great Depression, signaled the decline of these historic palaces.

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