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Pantages Theatre

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6233 Hollywood Blvd (at Vine Street)
Los Angeles, CA 90028
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(323) 468-1770
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Pantages Theatre - Los Angeles, CA
Pantages Theatre - Los Angeles, CA
Pantages Theatre - Los Angeles, CA
Pantages Theatre - Los Angeles, CA
Pantages Theatre - Los Angeles, CA
Pantages Theatre - Los Angeles, CA
Pantages Theatre - Los Angeles, CA
Pantages Theatre - Los Angeles, CA
Pantages Theatre - Los Angeles, CA
Pantages Theatre - Los Angeles, CA
Pantages Theatre - Los Angeles, CA
Pantages Theatre - Los Angeles, CA
Pantages Theatre - Los Angeles, CA
Pantages Theatre - Los Angeles, CA
Pantages Theatre - Los Angeles, CA

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The place is clean and the seats are great. The acoustics are awesome you can really hear anything from everywhere. I enjoy coming here on weekends with the family and even invite...

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All reviews seem positive

Good Sized Theater 3/31/2006

I've seen the Darkness and The Starting Line at this theater and I think it is a great venue to go to! It is small enough that you can get right up to the stage if you want to, and large enough that you can go upstairs to sit in balcony seats and relax for the show. They create great energy here, and the security guards have been polite and there is also a very pricy, but amazing restaurant inside. more

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Lots of great shows 12/28/2005

I really enjoy going to the Pantages Theatre whenever there is a touring production of a Broadway musical. If you are a stage show fan in Los Angeles, you'll most likely visit the Pantages more than once a year. The theatre itself is beautiful and it has an old, glamorous feel to it. What they could improve upon is their sound system; on a number of occassions, the shows I saw there were a bit muddled and I couldn't hear everything that was being sung. Nevertheless, a trip to the Pantages is always fun. Parking lots are expensive around the theatre, but there is an MTA red line right across the street for folks who take public transportation. more

Fonda Henry Theatre 12/25/2005

Nice place to see a show. It's small and there's a nice balcony section with seats if you don't want to stand on the general admission floor. The architecture inside is also quite nice making it classier than a lot of venues. Security can be really strict, however. At times, they will allow cameras inside depending on the artist's request. However then, it's limited to film-only cameras. There's a nearby lot close to the Henry Fonda, but I usually come early to secure nearby street parking. more

Lovely experience 11/13/2005

The Pantages Theatre offers one of the most entertaining experiences in Los Angeles, since everything that you can see here is a great show. I saw a musical here and I really felt like I was part of the whole experience. The view was good, the sounds and music were clear, and the crowd is also lively and diverse due to its location in Hollywood. more

Great Theatre 10/19/2005

Overall I thought that the Pantages was just a magnificent theatre. Walking into it made you feel like you were in a different world. It is a beautiful theatre and you can tell it has a lot of history from the moment you walked in. I watched the "Lion King" here and thought the stage and the sound, everything was just amazing. The only thing is I thought getting front row seats would be the best but now that I think about it front row balcony would have probably been better. I thought the front row was too close to the stage and you couldn't really see things happening in the back (and i'm not even that short 5'5). You would have to get up out of your seat a little and strain your neck to get a view. But other than that, great theatre. more

I agree... 8/29/2005

I love this theater, especially for the very cool sign out in front and the great interior, but I do have to agree with the previous poster that the neighborhood isn’t the best, especially if you’ve got kids going to a show with you. Dirtbags roam Hollywood Blvd at night, so be careful as you exit your otherwise wholesome experience. more

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Cool historic theatre 8/19/2005

The Pantages theatre located on Hollywood in Los Angeles. Parking is located around the corner and there is ample parking. I saw "The Lion King" and "The Phantom of the Opera" as well a couple of concerts here and I had a pretty good view of the stage. The sound was great and the theatre is very pretty. The neighborhood is kinda scary when you get there and leave after the show. Plus the traffic gets horrendous as the night crawlers come out, on the another note, it makes the night more animated. more

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The best big theater in LA 8/7/2005

The Pantages was restored to its full glory a few years ago and was featured in Martin Scorsese's "The Aviator." And what a job they did! When you walk into the lobby, you are transported to the Golden Age of Hollywood - all glamour and opulence. The lobby glitters and glows in painted gold with rich red carpet. The Pantages has also hosted most of the big shows that pass through LA, so there is often the buzz of a star-struck night. Parking is not too hard in the many independent lots around the theater, and ranges from $5 - $10. You walk on the stars of Hollywood's bygone lumineries and the current restoration of the area. Hollywood Blvd had become a seedy, ironic tourist trap - filled with souvenir stands, homeless youth, and sex shops. But there is a movement to restore it to a vibrant showpiece that the restoration of the Pantages has anchored. In a few years, this will again be THE place to be in LA. One last thing about the Pantages: every seat is pretty good. For many shows, we have bought the cheapest seats in the house - in the last two rows. The view of the stage is not too steep and still feels close enough to see the actors' expressions. At other places, like the Dorothy Chandler Pavillion you feel like you're a mile away. The Pantages is the best place in LA to see a show! more

great for theater 8/6/2005

I had the opportunity a while ago to check out the Pantages Theater in Hollywood. The show was "The Producers" with Jason Alexander and Martin Short. It's a great theater, and not only that, they show a lot of big productions there. A lot of stars perform here, so if you are in to the whole Hollywood thing, you should definitely check this place out. It's an old theater, but I think that's where all of it's charm comes from. It's not the biggest theater I have been in either, but it definitely accommodated the audience and made for a more personal theater going experience. If you ever have the chance to check out a play at the Pantages Theater, enjoy it...it's worth the trip to Hollywood. more

Very nice 8/3/2005

I went there with a friend to see Wicked and it was very cool. The theater is perfect because its aesthetic appeal really adds to the entire experience of whatever who it is that you are seeing. I would definitely go back if a good musical came to town. I love it! more

awesome theater, great shows 7/28/2005

I saw wicked here and it was the best musical I've ever seen. Not my favorite musical ever, but the best I've ever seen live. This is a gorgeous old theater in the heart of hollywood, and even though I was in the cheap seats because I'm a poor schlub I still could see and hear everything perfectly. Go see a show at the pantages, and also go see wicked. If you can kill 2 birds with one stone? Even better! more

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Magnificent historic theatre has great sound 7/15/2005

I've lived in Los Angeles fifteen years, but only just went to the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood for the first time in May 2005. I went two consecutive nights to see Bruce Springsteen in concert--solo and acoustic--and I was really blown away by the magnificent sound and the magnificent theatre. I have never heard such pitch perfect rich sound as at the Pantages, where Bruce used more than half a dozen different guitars with subtly different sounds, as well as a piano and harmonica. All sounded spectacular and the space was so intimate you felt like you were in Bruce's living room, only the sound was better than in a living room. The theatre is very very beautiful, and since the shows started quite late I was able to explore. I sat up in the mezzanine for the first show and in the middle of the floor for the second, and the seats were comfortable, the views of the stage excellent and the sound perfect both nights. I am definitely checking out their schedule to see what of interest is happening there, as I would certainly like to see more concerts and perhaps plays there in the near future. more
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Editorial

  • Since opening in 1930, this glittering theater on Hollywood Boulevard has served as a movie palace, music hall, home of the Academy Awards and venue for big-budget productions. Founder Alexander...

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