Historic Theater District
Historic Theater District
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While many of the 1920s theaters have been turned into retail outlets, some still play films and others are still available for curious viewers.
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Neighborhood: Downtown
Downtown Los Angeles is a busy metropolis of towering buildings, bustling streets, and industrial warehouses. There is a distinct multiplicity of cultures here with a growing influx of business professionals and hipsters. Many call the evolution of Downtown over recent years gentrification. New lofts, bars, hotels and restaurants are popping up regularly. Downtown is home to some of the very best restaurants in the city leading the LA foodie scene, plus it is the location of cultural and sports venues including the Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Staples Center, and the Coliseum at the University of Southern California.
How to get there
  • Pershing Square • 7 min walk
  • 7th St/Metro Center • 8 min walk

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LisaDefazio
Los Angeles, CA108 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019
Loved this - see the former glory of the golden age of the theatre - some tattered and torn, some still breathing. Great walking tour I enjoyed while travelling alone. The streets are quite enchanting if you can engage your imagination.
Written October 22, 2019
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA17,020 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Couples
A string of impressive historic theaters with great marquees and entrance ways. Some have been converted to other uses, some still theaters. Find a way to get inside.
Written August 26, 2017
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Jack B
Ronald, WA1,339 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Friends
It is definitely worth the trip and walk thru the Theater District - seeing all the old theaters when there was pride in construction, and a concerted effort to outdo each other in magnificence.
Ideally you will couple the walk with an actual destination event in one of the theaters - look at the "Last Remaining Seats" program which opens the theaters for old movies, allowing you to step back in time and see the theater interior as well.

While there, stop at Clifton's for an amazing meal, makes for a memorable day.
Written June 29, 2016
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Tim
Sydney, Australia99 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2015 • Solo
Amazing walk in more ways than one. Shame that the area is going to rack and ruin but good that the buildings are being somewhat preserved. Great to imagine what it would have been like in the 30s and 40s. Love this part of town!
Written September 14, 2015
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Canadian Traveller
Barrie, Ontario, Canada708 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2015 • Couples
I have walked through the theater district a few times and there are always nice sites and buildings to be seen. I can only imagine what it was like when it wasnt run down. Although it is a bit dirty and old you can still come see a lot of great buildings and theaters..There are so many of them!
Written March 9, 2015
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Openfj0re
258 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Great architecture and ambience, you can really imagine how it was in the 20s. We didn't see any shows but the walk was enough. Parts of the area are pretty dirty and run down, but apparently the city is going to do it up.
Written January 22, 2015
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