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Palace Tours Highlight 100 Years on Broadway

By Eric Richardson
Published: Thursday, June 23, 2011, at 08:06AM
Palace Theatre Eric Richardson / blogdowntown

A free event inside the 1911 Palace Theatre will highlight 100 years of Broadway life on Saturday.

Theatre historian Ed Kelsey will kick things off with a presentation of vintage photographs and history, after which docents will assist attendees in self-guided tours of the century-old Palace, where the first phase of restoration has just been completed.

The event, which is scheduled to run from 11am to 1pm, is part of Broadway 100, a Bringing Back Broadway effort of highlight the Palace, Cameo and Arcade theatres, all of which opened between the fall of 1910 and the summer of 1911.

On Sunday, June 26, the Palace will host three sold-out screenings of "Sunset Boulevard," part of the L.A. Conservancy's 25th anniversary Last Remaining Seats series. You can read a history of the theatre—which opened in 1911 as the Orpheum—at the Los Angeles Historic Theatre Foundation's website.

100 Years on Broadway / Palace Theatre / 630 S. Broadway / Saturday, June 25, 2011 / Doors open at 10:45am, 11am presentation / Free

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