LOS ANGELES THEATERS
Palace Theatre marks 100th anniversary with $1-million restoration
The newly renovated Los Angeles theatre pays homage to its history by replicating the original color scheme and featuring a live circus-burlesque show in late July.
By Bob Pool
Los Angeles Times
June 26, 2011
The crowds who filed into the Palace Theatre in downtown Los Angeles may have felt like they were stepping a century back in time.
The polished marble near the entrance gleamed, and the gold leaf around the giant pastoral murals that flank the theater’s stage glistened. Eleven hundred brand-new red velvet seats awaited theatergoers there to watch Billy Wilder’s 1950 classic, “Sunset Boulevard.”