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“Nice venue for small gigs!”
Review of Wiltern Theatre

Wiltern Theatre
Ranked #122 of 559 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!
Los Angeles, California
Level 4 Contributor
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“Nice venue for small gigs!”
Reviewed September 9, 2013

I came here once with a friend to watch Feist. It was a while back (at least 1 year ago) but I remember having a good impression of it. I like that it's small but cozy in a way, general admission floor is separate from the upper floor where there a bar in the back. Either Feist was very good live or the sound system was super good, audio didn't disappoint. The crowd was fun and respectable.

Parking can be unpleasant if you don't want to pay the fee for closer parking. I got lucky and found a coin meter about 1 block away therefore saved on the however much parking would have charged be for.

Visited October 2012
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Great venue”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

We saw Fitz and the Tantrums at the Wiltern on July 27th. We were blown away by the show and the style of the historic theatre. We love the deco design and details. Great acoustics and perfect location for a concert!

Visited July 2013
Thank Teresa T
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Reviewed October 8, 2012

My Girlfriend and I went to see Jason Mraz here and all I have to say is WOW! The architecture is simply amazing! The acoustics in the concert hall sounded perfect! The drinks were a little pricey and call a cab well in advance! Taxis are very few and far between, so come prepared! Thankfully there are a couple of bars right next door that you can grab a drink at while waiting for your ride.

Visited October 2012
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Santa Barbara, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“buena vista social club at the wiltern..........”
Reviewed October 5, 2012

.........if you are an afficienado of fine auditoriums for world music from cuba's legendary buena vista social club to van morrison's caravan of cosmic dreams!!!!!!!!!!! the wiltern is a great venue!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! located in the heart of los angeles..........there's a great bar next door and many fine restaurants to walk to including a fabulous korean bbq on western......then make it a marvelous night for a moondance walking around the Silver Lake resevoir........the Beverly Hills of the silent movie era!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Visited November 2011
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Rancho Cucamonga, California
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301 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“A throw back to the past”
Reviewed September 29, 2012

First time attending a concert (Citizen Cope) at the Wiltern and I was very impressed with the entire experience. Starting off with standing outside in line before entering the concert. Just observing the Wilshire/Korentown area was a first and we really enjoyed the people watching and taking in the sites. Secondly the architecture of this theatre reminds me of the theatre's of old and was mesmerizing when just walking around or sitting at our seat.
The sound quality was excellent and I loved the intimate setting inside as there is not a bad seat in the place. Our seats were center stage in the lower level of the balcony in FF and was a perfect view to just sit and enjoy the music. Cocktail service to our seats was a nice touch which made in nice to just sit and enjoy the evening rather than getting our own drinks and the prices are what you would expect,
Parking was kind of expensive, but that is to be expected in Los Angeles. Right next to the Wiltern on Western Ave is a 4 story parking structure and the cost was $20.
I would recommend to anyone who is a fan of music to attend an event here and I know my wife and I will be looking to see another concert here in the near future.

Visited September 2012
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