You will still feel the glamour in the air as you visit theatres with some of the richest history.

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Broadway Theatre District

A history of cinema.

From the end of the 19th century it has been one of the most iconic places in the centre of Los Angeles. A bustling shopping area during the day, the night brought with it Hollywood glamour, thanks to the many theatre and cinema venues. Currently, Broadway Theatre District continues to host a good number of cultural buildings, most of which were constructed between 1913 and 1931, and which display a unique mixture of architectural styles. Even though its days of greatest splendour are behind it, some of these buildings are very striking. A good example of this is the Orpheum Theatre, inaugurated in 1926. It is one of Broadway's most cinematic spaces and also one of the best kept, as it underwent significant remodelling from 1989. Its façade, designed by architect Gustave Albert Lansburgh, and tube organ, are both highlights. Close by, the Los Angeles Theatre was Charlie Chaplin's chosen venue for 'City Lights', in 1931, the year the building was inaugurated. Designed by Samuel Tilden Norton and Charles S. Lee, it has a unique baroque style inspired by the Fox Theatre in San Francisco.

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