The Warner Grand Theatre is one of the last remaining art deco movie palaces...

and is one of three Art Deco theatres built by Warner Bros. in the Los Angeles area. Designed by famed architect B. Marcus Pritica, the Theatre opened in 1931 and depicted the glamor of Hollywood. It was the first sound-equipped theatre in the South Bay.

My memories of the Warner Grand go back to when as a six or seven year old, I attended a Saturday matinee with one of my childhood friends. I can still see parts of the movie playing in my mind, and the feel of the 1400 seat theatre. What a thrill that was, my first trip to walk-in theatre! It was so long ago, but feels like it was just yesterday!

At its gala apening in 1931, Jack Warner christened the theatre, "The Castle of Your Dreams". This is such an apt description and really sums up my memories of this Grand Theatre!!

Thankfully, the theatre was saved from ruin when the City of Los Angeles and the Community Redevelopment Agency bought the theatre in 1996. It is now home to many events including foreign and classic film showings.

For events coming up at the Grand, click here. 

The Warner Grand is located at 478 W. 6th Street and you can learn more about its grand history by visiting www.warnergrand.org.


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