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San Gabriel Mission Playhouse

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Address: 320 S Mission Dr, San Gabriel, CA 91776-1106
Phone Number: (626) 308-2865
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An attractive historic Playhouse in San Gabriel, California.

Sadly the Mission Playhouse was closed when I visited on 25th July 2016 but the outside of the building is still very attractive and the decor of the arches by the front doors is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sadly the Mission Playhouse was closed when I visited on 25th July 2016 but the outside of the building is still very attractive and the decor of the arches by the front doors is lovely. There is also a nice fountain in front of the Playhouse making it very photogenic. Completed for the 1927 season this Playhouse was built to... More 

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Alhambra, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The mission playhouse has been one of the most beautiful theatres in the Los Angeles area. The interior is gorgeous, and has been used in films. A special treat is yhe old Wurlitzer triple horseshoe pipe organ that raises up from the orchestra pit. I used to see Gaylord Carter perform accompaniment to silent film revivals there (he did the... More 

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San Gabriel Valley
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

This is a beautiful old historic theatre, part of the city's civic center, and walking distance to the SG Mission.

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Alhambra
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

John Mc Groarty fell in love with the San Gabriel Mission back in the 19th century; he wrote the Mission Play and, since he was an architect, he built this beautiful building, a mixture of white mission style, with an interior out of his trips to Spain and the fantasies that they created in his mind. The result is not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Very nice place, historic and pleasant. Parking was easy and close to the playhouse. Many restaurant around the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013 via mobile

I have been at this place many times! I actually performed in this stage a few times. Wonderful little neighborhood around the mission. I recommend you to go and enjoy yourself for a day trip.

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Durango, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Completed in 1927 and one of the few theaters built to house one specific show, The Mission Play, this is a beautiful theater and seeing anything here is joy. The interior is a mixture of Spanish, Moorish, and Mexican architecture reflecting the history of the region. At just under 1500 seats it is not so big that you get lost... More 

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Burbank, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Great historical theater with alot to look at besides just what you're there to see. The architecture here is out of this world! Very clean and people are pleasant!

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Los Angeles
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

If you love historic architecture this is the spot! The theatre hosts many different types of event - have attended organ concerts as well as musicals here. Lovely.

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