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Saturday: Learn All About the Los Angeles Theatre

By Eric Richardson
Published: Thursday, March 19, 2009, at 10:36PM
Staged Lobby Eric Richardson [Flickr]

Good Morning America filmed its 2009 post-Oscar special in the lobby of the Los Angeles Theatre.

On Saturday morning the Los Angeles Historic Theatre Foundation continues its "All About" series by paying a visit to the last built and most elaborate of Downtown's theatres, the 1931 Los Angeles. The free event kicks off at 10:30am, and offers an unparalleled chance to explore these great Downtown treasures.

As he has at each of the "All About" stops, theatre historian and Orpheum General Manager Ed Kelsey will give a presentation on the history of the Los Angeles before the tour itself begins.

The Los Angeles cost $1.5 million when built in 1931. It featured state of the art technology, including a periscope that transmitted the image from the screen to the lounge downstairs and a light board that showed available seats.

The event is the fifth in the "All About" series. Previous editions have explored the Orpheum, Million Dollar, Globe and the Palace. Last month's event drew several hundred curious folks to the Palace.

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