Live Theatres, Movies

  • 12 June 2007
  • Anonymous (not verified)

We have our own local live theatre in the 24th Street Theatre, are close to the many Downtown theaters and a few neighborhood ones, some movie theaters reasonably close by.

Live Theatre

Movie Theatres


Live Theatre

West Adams

24th Street Theatre
Located on 24th Street just west of Hoover, the 24th Street Theatre has a special place in the cultural life of West Adams. Founded in 1996 as a community-based professional theatre, the theatre has mounted many outstanding productions, opened its intimate 99 seat stage to other companies, and provided a setting for drama classes for community youth and jazz concerts on off-production nights. Its Saturday Explorer series of plays for children is a big community hit. It also sports a small art gallery in the lobby. Check out their website for current information.

1117 W 24th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90007


Shrine Auditorium & Expo Center
"Home of the Stars"
649 W Jefferson Blvd.
(213) 749-5123


USC School of Theatre
At near professional grade with a full schedule at its three on-campus stages (Scene Dock, Bing, and Massman theatres), the USC School of Theatre is bargain at $10 for plays and $15 for musicals. They post their schedule for the year in the early fall on their website.


The Velaslavasay Panorama
1122 West 24th Street
Los Angeles, California, 90007
(213) 746-2166
Old fashioned 360 degree panorama paintings. Something really different. Across the street from the 24th Street Theatre


East West Players
David Henry Hwang Theatre
120 N. Judge John Aiso St.
(formerly San Pedro St., between Temple & First Sts.)

An outstanding troupe, well worth the trip. Cast regulars include our own Kenneth Takamoto from the Van Buren Place Association


Latino Theatre Co.
514 S Spring St
(323) 223-6403


Playwrights' Arena
514 S. Spring St., LA 90013


 And of course, Los Angeles' big-time downtown theatres:

Ahmanson Theatre
Center Theatre Group
135 N. Grand Ave.


Mark Taper Forum
Center Theatre Group
135 N. Grand Ave.


Music Center of L.A. County
135 N Grand Ave
(213) 972-7211

Other Nearby Live Theatres

Bob Baker Marionette Theatre
1345 W 1st St
Los Angeles, CA 90026
(213) 250-9995

The legendary Bob Baker died in 2014, but his children's puppet theatre carries on. Baker built his own puppets in his on-site workshop. The theater has about 3,000 marionettes and has been entertaining children with his shows for 36 years.


Kirk Douglas Theatre
9820 Washington Boulevard,
Culver City, CA 90232


Shakespeare Festival L.A.
1238 W. 1st St., LA 90026.


Stage 52
5299 Washington Blvd.
(323) 549-9026
Past Productions: 3 Blacque Chix in "Herotique-Aahh" , Body Language (Featuring the Songs of Patti Labelle) ,Crash Pad, Hatikvah,Jeffrey's Plan, Murder At The Howard Johnson's,The 9th Step,The Marriage,West Coast Marathon of New One-Act Plays


Theatre Theater
5041 Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles 90019


Wilshire Ebell Theatre
4401 W. 8th St.


Wiltern Theatre
3790 Wilshire Blvd. (at Western Ave.)
Classic Art Deco theater now used for rock concerts and other musical presentations.


Movie Theatres

West Adams

IMAX Theatre
Exposition Park
323-744-2014 for ticket and show times.


Rave Theatres Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza
(Formerly Magic Johnson Theatres)
4020 Marlton
In the Crenshaw Plaza at Crenshaw and Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
15 large screens, big comfortable seats


Laemmle Grande
Figueroa at 3rd St
4 screens


Landmark Theatres
in the Westside Pavilion Mall
Westwood Blvd. and Pico