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A Handy and Lovely Guide to Broadway's Historic Movie Palaces

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Downtown's Broadway is so poppin', it's hard to keep track of all the revitalization going on, and that's kind of a great problem to have. With the Rialto's adaptive reuse, the United Artists Theatre's reopening as an entertainment venue, the Million Dollar's re-lighting, and more on the way, this pretty graphic—of 12 historic movie palaces along the street-on-the-rise—should come in handy. (The full version's after the jump.) The graphic, by USC Policy, Planning and Development student Taylor Vaughn, illustrates each theater, along with the year it opened and what it's being used for today. And if you'd like to get up close to all the revived vintage charm, the city is throwing Pop-Up Broadway this Sunday and Monday, with events from Seventh Street to Olympic, as a sort of preview to the mayor's Great Streets Initiative.

The pop-up events will run September 28 from 11 am to 7 pm and September from noon to 11 pm; there'll be dancing, painting, music, food, a parklet, a bike zone, projections at night, and of course yarn bombing. And it'll be a good chance to take in the big pedestrian-friendly makeover Broadway's just received.


· On Broadway [Curbed LA]
· Take a Look at Broadway's New Pedestrian-Friendly Makeover [Curbed LA]