Another Hollywood Landmark At Risk! The Warner Hollywood Theater – An Inside Look!


One Of Hollywood’s Legendary Movie Palaces Is At Risk!

This is the interior of Hollywood’s famed Warner Hollywood Theater, which was opened originally in 1928 on Hollywood Boulevard.

Photographer Matthew Lambros captured all of these terrific pictures inside the massive theater – he was given access recently to show the beauty of the abandoned theater.

This is a beautiful movie palace, even though it’s obviously in disrepair, and “Curbed LA” has a great story about the status of the theater. While it looks beautiful on the inside, outside is a different matter:

As you can see from this picture from outside the building, there’s no hint of the gorgeous theater that is inside.

Here’s what it looked like in its heyday:

The Warner Hollywood Theater suffered damage in the 1994 Northridge earthquake, and it closed soon after. It has sat vacant for years now.

According to Curbed LA:

“The venue has been in limbo since about 2013, and the uncertainty about its future has some preservation advocates and local stakeholders nervous.

The property’s owner, Robertson Properties Group, has said that too much work needs to be done on the building, and that restoring it isn’t financially viable, says Kerry Morrison, the executive director of the Hollywood Property Owners Alliance. Many, including the Los Angeles Conservancy, fear that the property is at risk of demolition.”

Bravo to “la.curbed.com” for the great story – see more pics and details here:


https://la.curbed.com/2017/8/4/16010422/la-history-hollywood-warner-pacific-theater

It’s just another example of Hollywood landmarks at risk – we are still waiting to see if The Formosa Cafe can be revitalized:

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Hollywood’s legendary Formosa Cafe closed recently, and it appears that new Owners are going to re-open it – here is that story:

https://johnrieber.com/2017/06/07/has-hollywoods-iconic-formosa-cafe-been-saved-finally-a-great-hollywood-story/

Hollywood’s iconic locations are continually under attack from Developers:

As always, my friend Alison Martino documents everything that is “Vintage Los Angeles” – you can follow her at her terrific website here:

http://alisonmartino.com

Let’s hope that one of Hollywood’s legendary theaters can survive…



Categories: Academy Awards, Art, Books / Media, Exotic Travel, Hollywood, Los Angeles, Memoirs, Movies, Talent/Celebrities, Travel, Travel Adventures, Travel Memoir, Uncategorized

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

24 replies

  1. One major problem of LA–having lived there for decades–is the abject lack of respect for history. It’s all about what’s ‘new’. Little respect for tradition. It’s all about the New. Therefore demolition in lieu of preservation. Preserve these two buildings–especially the Formosa.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. I was a tenant in this building for close to 8 years, Robertson properties were the worst people to deal with and eventually shuttered my business at a great loss to all involved. They literally don’t care about the building and said so many times, let’s not forget this is the same company that tried to tear down the Cinerama Dome and ripped out the interior of the Cinematheque one weekend when ‘no one was looking’ it should be a crime.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Oh no! This is where I saw 2001: A Space Odyssey first-run as a teen. Oy. Another classic movie palace endangered by the short-minded. 😦

    Like

  4. To answer the question on my email. The M&C organ was removed by the LATOS and moved to the Pasadena Civic Auditorium. Due to some skulduggery on the LATOS Board and well healed individuals the organ was donated to the Phoenix Arizona Chapter of ATOS. After that I don’t know what the organ’s fate was. I believe that plans to install it there fell through.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Wonderful story John. I value classic movie theaters much more than malls, but it’s sad to see both closing and falling into such disrepair across America.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. What a gorgeous venue. Oh, I hope it finds a benefactor!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. This is just criminal! This is probably a stupid question, but does LA and Hollywood have a historical preservation society?

    Liked by 2 people

  8. What a wonderful Art Deco exterior. That really should be preserved. Surely Los Angeles is rich enough to refurbish this lovely historic building, and save it from being demolished?
    Best wishes, Pete.

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Murder in Common

Passionate about crime fiction books

Shock, Schlock & Leftover Film Stock

A bloody valentine to exploitation films, cult film classics, direct to video dreck and other dirty, disreputable corners of cinema history

Wheelescapades

Tea, Tours and Escapades

Times and Tides of a Beachwriter

Drift among the scribbles of writer Janet Gogerty

THE MASTER CYLINDER

This page is dedicated to all things of the past, movies, television, books, etc collected under one page if possible.

Robbie Cheadle

Books | Poems | Reviews

Robbie's inspiration

Ideas on writing and baking

Darlene Foster's Blog

dreamer of dreams, teller of tales

Urban Suburban Girl

(adj.) cul – de – sac couture

You can always start now

exploring possibilities

Realweegiemidget Reviews Films TV Books and more

You can take the girl out of Glasgow. Entertainment Reviews from a Wee Scottish Wife and Stepmum living in Finland.

I didn't have my glasses on....

A trip through life with fingers crossed and eternal optimism.

Through the Shattered Lens

Where mainstream meets grindhouse, exploitation, otaku and gamers

The Planking Traveler

planks or it didn't happen

Laura's Books and Blogs

Writing tips, giveaways, reviews, essays, and more!

Binging on a Budget

"Help Me, I'm Poor."

Sunshine with Savannah

Writer aiming to cultivate kindness. | Exploring, learning, scribbling, finding sunshine wherever I go.

Notes from the U.K.

Exploring the spidery corners of a culture and the weird stuff that tourist brochures ignore.

Drew's Movie Reviews

Movie reviews from your average dude

The Annual Bloggers Bash

The Official Website for the Best Blogging Event of the Year!

But I Smile Anyway...

Musings and memories, words and wisdom... of a working family woman

Colline's Blog

a potpourri of thoughts and experiences

Travel with Intent

A photographer's view of the world - words and images to inspire your travels and your dreams

Movie Reviews 101

Daily Movie Reviews & ABC Film Challenge

Cindy Bruchman

Films. Travel. Photography. Books. Let's talk.

From Michigan to Germany

A family from Michigan living abroad in Germany.

Invisibly Me

Life With Chronic Invisible Illness

JR-Sploitation!

The world's wildest movies from an era of "everything goes!"

Eclectic Alli

A bit of this, a bit of that, the meandering thoughts of a dreamer.

Rust Belt Girl

reading and writing the Rust Belt

Cult Of The Cinema

Exploring Cinematic Diversity

Retired? No one told me!

Tonight I Dream. Tomorrow I Do!

beetleypete

The musings of a Londoner, now living in Norfolk

Suzie Speaks

The Adventures Of a Thirty-Something Life

Cats and Trails and Garden Tales

Musings on cats, travel, gardens and life

The BookWorm Drinketh

Give Tea to the Tillerman, But Booze to the Bookworm!

Tranquil Dreams

Watching, Reading, Cooking & Travelling

An Historian About Town

History in the Making

Susie Lindau's Wild Ride

Come for Adventure. Stay for the Ride!

a mindful traveler

explore, live, love...

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

Blog magazine for lovers of health, food, books, music, humour and life in general

It Rains... You Get Wet

Still more lazy thoughts from this one...

By Hook Or By Book

Book Reviews, News, and Other Stuff

Admit One Film Addict

Psychotronic Cinema

%d bloggers like this: