Brand New Old Movie Palace Opens in Los Angeles
Another Downtown Los Angeles Tour Gem
This Saturday morning the Los Angeles Historic Theatre Foundation is hosting an open house and tour of the newly renovated Theatre at Ace Hotel. For lovers of movies, film history, historic buildings and urban cores this event signals another great success in the revitalization of downtown Los Angeles and the return of a great movie palace to appreciative audiences. The theater was originally the United Artists Theatre and one of the three movie theaters (also Detroit and Chicago) constructed in 1927 by Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks in their new Hollywood enterprise. We do not get to see grand movie palaces like this very often and Los Angeles is becoming once again a hotbed of restored and modernized historic theaters (Grauman’s Chinese, El Capitan, Egyptian, and Million Dollar). We will be urging our private Los Angeles tour guests to let us take them Saturday morning to this event or just attend on their own to see the inner workings of the “new” theater in close-up detail with a knowledgeable docent leading the way.