Friday, July 26, 2013

A Theatre Re-Purposed

On my adventures in Los Angeles, I happened past this intriguing building. The Abdi-Loyola is a medical office building in the Westchester neighborhood of Los Angeles (near LAX).  It was, as you can see, designed as an art deco cinema -- one of the first developments in the Westchester business district, in fact, opening in 1946 (the year my father was born) as the Loyola Theatre.

One of the architects associated with this building has been quoted as saying, "The show starts on the sidewalk."  The swan-like head of the building still stands, as well as the old box office. 


Kelly said...

Wonderful quote from the architect!

~Lizzy~ said...

It makes me think of the theatre they redid in "Xanidu" (Where's Gene Kelly when you really need him...?)