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Address: 216 North Brand Blvd., Glendale, CA
Phone Number: 818-243-2539
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Cool historic theater, great place to see a show

Saw a Mindy Kaling Live Talks LA book talk here and absolutely adored the venue. Really cool historic theater with amazing architectural features and a great concessions stand... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 4, 2015
Columbiankramer
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Des Moines, Iowa
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Des Moines, Iowa
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Saw a Mindy Kaling Live Talks LA book talk here and absolutely adored the venue. Really cool historic theater with amazing architectural features and a great concessions stand (including $4 beers! Great for LA!).

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Monrovia, California
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175 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

We just wish that there were more high-end productions to choose from, that might have more universal appeal. Contemporary ballet, small musicals or previews of larger shows would be welcome.

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Thank Nancy O
Los Angeles
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

I love excuses to go to this historic beautiful theater which is about to celebrate its 90th year! It's been restored, don't worry. I've seen Michael Lewis and Malcolm Gladwell. Billy Elliot. Last Comic Standing was also filmed here.

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Thank Lucy W
Los Angeles, California
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80 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The Alex Theatre has just completed a multi-million dollar restoration and offers something artistic for everyone. From classic movies to ethnic dance groups to stand up comedians, the Alex is the place to build your fun times around. The acoustics are great and the seating is comfortable.

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Thank David_DeMulle
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47 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

The entire house has pretty good seating / viewing of the stage, but that is expected at a small to medium sized venue. What was disappointing was the sound. I went there with a friend to see Swan Lake, and being fond of Tchaikovsky, I was thrilled to go, even if we were in the nosebleeds. However, throughout the performance,... More 

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Thank Antrim8
Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

It is absolutely beautiful. It has a coffee bar outside that serves beer and"Porto's Confections" that starts your journey into what a real theater used to be like. Cannot say enough about the restoration. Everything is great. They have film festivals, plays and musicals, and every seat is a great seat. If you like historic theaters, this is a must... More 

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Thank David_DeMulle
Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Martin Short w Glendale Pops one of the most entertaining shows there since 1925! Elissa Glickman The CEO was there personally to introduce me to Martin and it was a thrill of a lifetime.

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Thank Starman1234
San Diego, California
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77 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Loved the well maintained Retro theatre. The lobby walls display posters and pictures from chic days gone by. Seats were comfortable, there really wasn't a bad seat for viewing the production. We thoroughly enjoyed the CS Leis play "The Great Divorce"

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Thank Christine92057
Los Angeles, California
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

This is a classic theater that was converted from a movie house that had been closed for years into a major concert and professional live theater. I worked there as an usher captain for over 5 years. Great venue that did all kinds of shows. Beautifully remodeled when it was reopened about 30 years ago. Several major groups use this... More 

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Wellington, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

4.20.2013 - saw the LA Chamber Orchestra performing Handel & Mozart concertos. Jeffrey Kahane conducted and performed on the piano. We had balcony seats. The sound quality was decent. The seatings, fussy 1920s decor and garish lighting really needs modern upgrades. Their last redevelopment was in 1992. I noticed most of their patrons are older. Old people die eventually. You... More 

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