Chapters: Pantages Theatre, Paramount Theatre (Seattle, Washington), Orpheum, Capitol Theatre (Yakima, Washington), Warner Grand Theatre, Fourth Avenue Theatre (Anchorage, Alaska), Washoe Theater, Warnors Theatre, Admiral Theater. Source: Wikipedia.MoreChapters: Pantages Theatre, Paramount Theatre (Seattle, Washington), Orpheum, Capitol Theatre (Yakima, Washington), Warner Grand Theatre, Fourth Avenue Theatre (Anchorage, Alaska), Washoe Theater, Warnors Theatre, Admiral Theater. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 35.
Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: The Pantages Theatre, formerly known as RKO Pantages Theatre, is located at Hollywood and Vine (6233 Hollywood Boulevard), Hollywood, California in the United States of America. Designed by architect B. Marcus Priteca, it was the last theatre built for the impresario Alexander Pantages.
The palatial Art Deco theatre opened on June 4, 1930, as part of the Pantages Theatre Circuit. The Pantages Theatre Circuit had been built on Vaudeville, and the new Hollywood theatre programmed first-run movies alternating through the day with Vaudeville acts for its first two years.
But like other theatres during the Great Depression, it was forced to economize and thereafter operated primarily as a movie theatre, though live entertainment was presented occasionally. Pantages sold the Hollywood landmark in 1932 to Fox West Coast Theaters.
In 1949, Howard Hughes acquired the Pantages under his RKO Theatre Circuit and moved his personal offices to the buildings second floor. From 1949 through 1959, the theatre hosted the American motion picture industrys annual Academy Award Ceremonies. It continued to be a major venue for Road show movies into the 1970s.
From 1965, it was operated by Pacific Theatres. The Pantages closed as a movie theatre in January, 1977, and re-opened the following month with Bubbling Brown Sugar, the first of the many stage productions that have since become its regular fare. Now operated by an arm of the Nederlander Organization, the Pantages is one of Los Angeles leading homes...More: http: //booksllc.net/?id=817778