As a couple of Brits visiting LA, we went to the Pantages Theatre to see Rain - a better than average Beatles tribute band (all the shows at this theatre are rather mainstream and middle-brow). The real draw though, was the theatre itself, a must-see pinnacle of art deco splendour and exuberance. The lighting, acoustics and sightlines are excellent, but while they allow photos in the lobby, they employ a lot of annoying little twerps to stop you taking photos in the main auditorium (fair enough during the show, but what's the harm otherwise?). As with most LA attractions, the staff were unfriendly, vapid and insincere, and unless you get to the rest-rooms pronto during the interval you're stuffed. Worth it for the decor, but the management and staff need work.