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Historic Theater District

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Address: Broadway, 3rd and 9th Streets, Los Angeles, CA 90014
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While many of the 1920s theaters have been turned into retail outlets, some...

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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Nice walk

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 March 2015
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Barrie, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

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... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015 via mobile

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!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2015

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!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2015 via mobile

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.

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