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Historic Theatre Photography

This website is a gathering place for all the photos and information I have pulled together on the various theatres and movie palaces I’ve been lucky enough to visit and/or work in. It’s not meant to replace the great work done by others with similar websites, rather it focuses on my own photography and presents that along with the information I have about each theatre.

I hope you find this website interesting, and if you have a theatre you’d like me to photograph I’d love for you to get in touch.

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“Incredibles 2” at the El Capitan (15-Jun-2018 to 29-Jul-2018)
Disney presents Incredibles 2 Link opens in new window at the historic El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood. Before the movie, see a multimedia character show with in-theatre special effects featuring Mr. Incredible, Elastigirl, and Frozone. Multiple screenings per day. For tickets and more information go to the El Capitan Theatre website Link opens in new window.
“Solo: a Star Wars story” at the Chinese Theatre (19-Jun-2018 to 21-Jun-2018)
Presenting Solo: a Star Wars story Link opens in new window at the historic Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. Multiple screenings per day. For tickets and more information go to the TCL Chinese Theatre website Link opens in new window.
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15-Jun-2018: Additional technical information and updated filmography added for the Los Angeles Theatre.
14-Jun-2018: New photos added to Los Angeles’ Theatre at Ace Hotel: Backstage, Projection Booth, and some new shots from the Stage looking out into the magnificent auditorium.
3-Jun-2018: Video of the Los Angeles State Theatre’s neon marquee partially re-lit added.
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Chicago is home to many historic theatres and boasts a thriving “Broadway in Chicago” production company, formed by the Nederlander Organization in 2000, which programs touring Broadway productions. Chicago has been home to the only resident production of “Hamilton” in the US, outside of New York, since October 2016.

Greater Los Angeles Area

Outside of the historic Broadway and Hollywood theatre districts, the Los Angeles metropolitan area and adjoining counties have an abundance of theatres, and more than their fair share of neighborhood single-screen movie theatres.

Los Angeles: Downtown

Downtown Los Angeles was the site of LA’s first two theatre districts, the first on Main St and the second on Broadway, which is said to pre-date New York’s Broadway theatre district. With 12 movie palaces along a six-block stretch, LA’s Broadway is the largest remaining concentration of theatres and movie palaces in the United States.

Los Angeles: Hollywood

The Hollywood theatre district of Los Angeles came about as a result of booming development in the area during the 1910s and 1920s. Grauman’s Egyptian Theatre was the site of the first Hollywood movie premiere and was soon followed by Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, currently home to the largest number of movie premieres in the world.

United Kingdom

The UK is home to hundreds of historic theatres, including the oldest continually operating theatre in the English-speaking world. Here we concentrate on historic theatres in Bristol (England) and Edinburgh (Scotland). London theatres will be added soon.

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