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“Beautiful Deco Building makes for an intimate show”
Review of Wiltern Theatre

Wiltern Theatre
Ranked #122 of 577 things to do in Los Angeles
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Owner description: The Wiltern Theatre first opened its doors to movie crowds on October 7th, 1931. Recognized by the City of Los Angeles as a Historic Cultural Monument, this Art Deco Landmark was renovated and restored to its original splendor in 1985, under the direction of Bill Graham Presents. Following a legendary history of performances and events, a $1.5 million facelift led to the Grand Re-Opening on October 15, 2002. Formerly an all-seated venue, the theatre had its 1,200-orchestra seats removed and now features a five-tiered floor that slants upward from the stage, thereby accommodating a standing-room-only configuration. The balcony still offers a thousand seats, and the flexible new arrangement allows for seats to be brought in for more intimate performances. The venue's new capacity is roughly 2,300, depending on how the floor is set up. In October 2003, The Wiltern and LG Electronics, a leading global consumer electronics company, celebrated the renaming of the theater. Currently known as The Wiltern LG, this venue sponsorship will offer concert-goers the opportunity to become acquainted with LG Electronics' line of well-designed, groundbreaking digital products. Formerly a great place to catch more sedate acts, the Wiltern's new design makes it one of “LA's coolest venues to check out performers of any type of music” says AOL’s City Guide. Join us for love, laughter and music!
Reviewed March 27, 2012

This is one of my favorite place to see a musical show. I have seen many bands here of different styles. It is small enough that I always feel satisfied. Sometimes it's all seating, and others the floor is open. The only thing is parking is pretty expensive across the street at the parking structure but it is LA.

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Reviewed January 9, 2012

Great theater to see a concert. The Metro is across the street. Love the green tile on the exterior.

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Reviewed December 12, 2011

Finally made it to a concert at the Wiltern theater. The art deco architecture is worth the trip by itself. The acoustics are good and the seating for Aimee Mann included seats up to the stage. We sat stage level, general admission, row EEE, super seats. Several bars available for drinks, prices are what you would expect. 8$ to $14 depending on what you order. Parked in the parking structure directly across for the theater and paid $15. Side street parking can be found if you get there a bit early and don't mind searching. The parking structure was easy in and out and conveniently located. Ate at the Novel Cafe, two doors down on Wilshire Blvd. Full bar, reasonable prices, good service and good food. Will be watching for another opportunity to the Wiltern. Great time!

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Reviewed May 29, 2011

Wonderful place for a concert. Just can't understand why they have to gouge like most venues .... $14 for a beer or $5 for a mini water.

I can understand the captive audience thing, but taking advantage of people is another thing. Maybe this, with the surcharges that the ticketing people charge is why concert attendance is in the decline.

Had a great time, though!

Thank DonaldTanner
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