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Pantages Theatre

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Address: 6233 Hollywood Blvd. at Vine, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Phone Number: 323-468-1770
Description: Opened in 1930 by a vaudeville magnate, the interior of this famous...
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.
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Pantages is just too big for its Shows

They always put regular Broadway shows into this space and the Pantages is just too big. Audience winds up feeling like they're watching a TV show in a Sports Bar. Stage is WAY... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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New York City, New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

They always put regular Broadway shows into this space and the Pantages is just too big. Audience winds up feeling like they're watching a TV show in a Sports Bar. Stage is WAY too far from most of audience.

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Moreno Valley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

We went to see Wicked the play. This is a really cool old building as they just don't make them like this anymore. Everyone was pleasant in welcoming you into the Theater. Our whole experience there was nice. You are right on Hollywood Blvd and the famous "Walk of Stars" is right there and you can walk up and down... More 

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Torrance, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

I have seen several shows here and there is a definite charm to this theater. There are some really beautiful aspects such as the vanity room in the downstairs ladies room. It is all art deco mirrors and stools and takes you back to old hollywood. Downsides to this theater are: any seats located under the balcony (and there are... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Great place. one of the must see things in Los Angeles. There is magnificent auditorium.Go there we recommend this place

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Always a great place to take in a good Broadway show or musical. This is a classic theater with some rich history, and always has hit shows playing. Getting good seats can be pricey, but well worth it all things considered.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Such a well preserved old fashion theatre. The last two plays I saw there Wicked and Kinky boots were well produced.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Over the years, saw "Wicked" and "Lion King" at the Pantages, and each time was awed by the beautiful restoration work done on this theatre. From the moment you walk in the entrance foyer to the magnificent auditorium it's as if you are in a movie set from a bygone age.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The theater itself is so unbelievably gorgeous, seeing a play (or concert) is just the added bonus. Some plays are understandably better than others, but that is always the case in the theater. Bathrooms are worth a visit, but be prepared to wait.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

We came here to see Wicked and everything was amazing. The views are incredible. The theatre is incredible. The show was incredible. We parked for $10 about a block and half away. Perfectly safe lot and perfectly safe area. We bought black market shirts outside for $15 after the show. Pricey tickets but totally worth it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I've seen many shows here. It's a more intimate theatre for LA. Not really a bad seat in the house, whereas other theaters in LA and OC are so big, it's hard to see the stage. I've purchased group tickets in the balcony and had very good views. We've seen Phantom, Wicked, Lion King, Mama Mia, White Christmas to name... More 

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