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The Historic Warner Grand Theatre

We visited as a guest of the venue

One of my favorite things that we did when exploring San Pedro was visiting the Warner Grand Theatre. I am a little bit of a history and architecture nerd, and the minute that the trolley stopped in front of the historic theatre, I was in love.

The Warner Grand Theatre opened on January 20, 1931, and was built by the distinguished team of architect B. Marcus Priteca and the artist Anthony Heinsbergen (the same team that designed the Hollywood Pantages). The theatre features some exemplary aspects of art deco like: lines, steps, sweeping curves as well as chevron patterns and the sunburst motifs. The finest examples in the Warner Grand are on the auditorium ceiling and the mezzanine ceiling. This Theatre’s design has been called “Neo-byzantine.”

The theatre looks just as it did in the 1930’s and had been beautifully restored. I could have spent all day inside of the theatre admiring the architecture and attention to detail that went into designed the theatre.

Families visiting San Pedro can still see movies at the historic theater on select nights or just come inside and tour the building. It is one stop that you’ll want to make when visiting San Pedro with your family. The theatre is located at 478 W 6th St, San Pedro.

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