Part 2 of my photo walk in Hollywood. Up and down the Hollywood Boulevard.
Detail of 6554 Hollywood Blvd.
I remember that place from the last time I walked here – last century…
The Pacific Theatre opened as The Warner Bros. Hollywood Theatre in April 26, 1928. It could seat 2756 people – crazy!
During the 80 week run of “2001, A Space Odyssey” the theatre was sold from Stanley Warner to Pacific Theatres and was renamed the Hollywood Pacific Theatre.
The theatre suffered damage in the 1994 Earthquake. This caused the two balcony screens to be closed. The Pacific Theatre closed finally on August 15, 1994. It remained closed till 2002 the Entertainment Technology Center tested the new digital projection technology. They left again 2006 and in early 2008 it was being used by a church on Sundays. The church vacated the building in June 2013.
There are two antenna towers on top that once transmitted the signal of KFWB radio.
Who does not know the famous letters?
Do you remember the time when there where record placers and you could put a lot of 45 on a little stick in the middle and each time the 45 reached the end of the song a new one dropped down?? That building reminds me of that.
You find Pictures from Hollywood Part 1 here.