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Saturday: Learn "All About the Globe-Morosco"

By Eric Richardson
Published: Thursday, February 05, 2009, at 07:40AM
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On Saturday, the Los Angeles Historic Theatre Foundation hosts another stop in its "All About" series, inviting Downtowners and theatre fans to come learn about the Globe Morosco, currently in operation as Club 740. The day will offer a history of the venue and a tour of its inner workings.

The theatre opened in 1913, built as a dramatic play house by Oliver Morosco. Along with plays, it also hosted newsreels, a basement wax museum and Spanish language programming. In 1987 the ground floor of the theatre was leveled to make way for a swap meet.

LAHTF Executive Director Hillsman Wright advises attendees to dress casually and wear comfortable shoes in order to best navigate a dusty basement and lots of steps. Those who enjoy peering into dark corners are invited to bring a flashlight.

The show will get started at 10:30am on Saturday, February 7, with doors opening at 10. Admission is free. The theatre is at 744 S. Broadway, but entry is via the alley between Broadway and Spring.

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