Wiltern Theatre

The Wiltern Theatre is an Art Deco style building located in Los Angeles. It is adjacent to the Pellissier Building and is now used as a concernt venue. Located at the corners of Western Avenue and Wilshire Boulevard, both buildings together are usually called the Wiltern Center. The exterior is covered in aqua terracotta tile and is one of the most popular examples of Art Deco architecture in the country. The theatre was built in 1931 and the building itself was designed by Stiles O. Clements. The interior of the theatre was designed by G. Albert Lansburgh and visitors pass by large neon signs as they walk past the ticket booth to enter the theatre. There are murals on the interior of the building, painted by artist Anthony Heinsbergen. The ceiling of the auditorium features a large sunburst pattern. The theatre is listed on the National Register of Historic places and is also considered a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument. When the theatre originally opened, it was home to the largest pipe organ in the west. The original seating capacity of the theatre was just over 2,300, but it now seats anywhere from 1,800 to 2,300 people, depending on the way seats are arranged. There is a loge and mezzanine level that still provides permanent seating.

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