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Pantages Theatre

6233 Hollywood Blvd. at Vine, Los Angeles, CA 90028 (Central L.A.)
323-468-1770
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Ranked #12 of 385 attractions in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Performances
Owner description: Opened in 1930 by a vaudeville magnate, the interior of this famous theater is one of the most stunning examples of high ornate Art Deco architecture... more » Owner description: Opened in 1930 by a vaudeville magnate, the interior of this famous theater is one of the most stunning examples of high ornate Art Deco architecture in Los Angeles. « less
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Laguna Niguel, California
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67 reviews 67 reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

My wife and I are huge fans of the movie ONCE and saw the play at the Pantages this week. We were simply blown away. The musical was outstanding and kept as close to the movie as possible while adding some fun flavor to it. The voices and instruments were just awesome as I was brought to tears throughout and... More

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Temecula, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Have seen Lion King, Hair and Wicked here. Great Old Theater. A special place. Not a bad seat in the house except last 3 rows on main floor.

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Torrance, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I visit the Pantages several times a year and am never disappointed. The theatre is absolutely beautiful. The staff is always friendly, warm and inviting. The drinks don't break the bank. Saw Once recently and was able to go up onto the stage and look out at the patrons. What a great perspective. I highly recommend.

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Rancho Mirage, California
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115 reviews 115 reviews
15 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

A little too big unless you are up close. Am usually uncomfortable with that many people in an old theatre.

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Los Angeles
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

If you haven't been to the Pantages, you owe yourself the experience. Their current line-up of shows is good, and the building itself is a treasure. Parking is expensive in nearby lots. Lots of nearby restaurants for pre-theater dining. And if you want to take the Metro, there's a stop right by the theater.

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

If you love musicals you will love the different seasons at the pantages. My fiancé and I just saw Once the musical there. I have also seen Wiked there and I am looking forward to seeing Motown there next season. We are thinking about getting season tickets as well so we can see whatever shows we want during the season.

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Manhattan Beach, California
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117 reviews 117 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

What a GRAND historic theatre. Soooo happy I finally got to see a show here! Opened in 1930, this theatre was built for vaudeville back in the day. It is like experiencing the royalty of all art deco theatres! It is used for films, concerts and musicals. A real beauty! Went to see the Steve Winwood concert and I have... More

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Beverly Hills, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

What a majestic piece of architecture. Looking at it outside, it just feels like it is a piece of music in mid flow, with a very unique architectural design. Inside, it was divided into really interesting sections and was modern and austere but in a good way. It reminded me of the inside of the Sydney Opera House on a... More

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Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Saw book of mormon, wasn't thinking about the venue but when I walked in I was amazed at how nice the place was. Great place to see a show

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We travelled Dec '13 from Perth, Australia. Saw "The Lion King" - incredible. We were just as blown away by the beauty of this theatre, obviously a lot of history here. Caught the subway from our hotel and had a quick dinner directly across from the theatre (no booking). We would love to visit this theatre again.

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