Sunday, February 1, 2015

Night on Broadway - Los Angeles Theatre

Last night we spent the evening in downtown LA wandering around and visiting old movie theaters as part of an event called "Night on Broadway". The free event included open houses and all sorts of performances at something like 7 old theaters in downtown LA was part of a long term plan to revitalize Broadway in downtown LA. Last night was a night to show off.

We took the Red Line down, hopped off at Pershing Square station and after a 1 block walk, we were pretty much right at the event. A few blocks of Broadway were actually shut down with food trucks, little booths, stages, art and other random things going on in the streets and little gallery's off to the side. We started off at the 3rd street end and then wandered down to the 9th street end before turning back around and catching the subway back home at 4th. With so many theaters to visit and so little time and things to watch and explore, I feel like we were somewhat rushed, but I'm still glad we went and we saw what we did.

This post was initially supposed to be all my photos from my DSLR, but yeah... that pretty much never happens. So, instead, this set is from the Los Angeles Theatre (originally built in 1930), where we watch a bit of Nova Han presents Wilderbe. This theater was definitely in more of an original state (some of the theaters were missing all the seats) with all sorts of elaborate decorations. Just the experience of walking into the theaters themselves is somewhat disorienting as I never really go in a place that elaborately decorated anyplace in LA. When I first walked into the area where the stage was from the lobby, I actually gasped because I didn't expect to see what I did... it reminded me of fancy European churches and castles. Unfortunately we didn't get a chance to watch the whole show because we needed to keep moving, but what we did see was a bit surreal with masked characters that matches the walls and sang Nine Inch Nails and smelled like Burning Man (and by that I mean sage).

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1 comment:

  1. Yeah, there are so many old movie theaters in LA. In fact, it is popular for the most beautiful venues such as the historical event halls in Los Angeles and other tourism spots. Well, reading about this Night on Broadway event was really enjoyable for me. Thanks for sharing this!