Music Hall Theatre | Los Angeles Conservancy
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Music Hall Theatre

Designed in 1936, the Music Hall (called the Elite for its first ten years) is one of only a few theatres still standing in tribute to the former glory of Beverly Hills' status as a theatrical entertainment center rivaling that of Hollywood and downtown Los Angeles.

The glowing neon of the deco exterior serves as a poignant reminder, though the interior, divided into three auditoriums in the 1990s, retains few, if any, of the theatre's original features.

The building is now occupied by Laemmle Theatres.

Photo by Michael Locke

Cinerama Dome

Of all the vintage theatres in L.A., none stand out quite like the Cinerama Dome, a very rare example of an intact Cinerama theatre and the first concrete geodesic dome in the world.
Photo by Flora Chou/L.A. Conservancy

Brown Derby Dome

An iconic example of the roadside vernacular architecture that was especially popular in California and designed to capture the attention of passing motorists, the flagship location of the Brown Derby was actually built in the shape of a hat.