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ARCHITECTURE LOS ANGELES THEATRES THINGS OF THE PAST

A Look Inside The Abandoned Roxie Theatre

December 8, 2014
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The poor Roxie Theatre has been standing on its last leg for a while now. For the last few years we’ve fawned (and cried) over the now-derelict Art Deco facade. We have seen vintage photos, and the interior was, admittedly, nothing spectacular. The seats and the ticket booth had been torn out years ago, and last we heard the auditorium was full of merchandise boxes and rubble from the shops that occupied the lobby. Never ones to turn down an opportunity to shoot the interior of a movie palace, we waited for our chance to get in. A few months ago, we received a tip that theĀ retail space was being worked on (aka swapmeet expansion) so we ran over to check it out. After pleading with the construction crew, we ran up the stairs in the back of the lobby to see the auditorium.

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LOS ANGELES THINGS OF THE PAST

Decades of Decay Keeps the Doctor Away

September 22, 2014
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It is a rare instance to come upon an abandoned building in Los Angeles that has not been scrapped and gutted, left with none of its original character, much less previous signs of life.

With much patience and a pittance of luck, we came uponĀ a 1913 Beaux Arts tower that still housed plenty of treasures inside. Although the remains pointed to the late ’60s or early ’70s, it was enough to get us excited.

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