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El Capitan Theatre

 
 
El Capitan Theatre Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, November 27, 2018
1. El Capitan Theatre Marker
Inscription.  The most lavish of four Hollywood Blvd. theatres designed for live performances opened in 1926, featuring stars such as Joan Fontaine, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Lon Chaney, Jr., Buster Keaton, Clark Gable, Henry Fonda, Jason Robards and Will Rogers. It was renamed the Paramount Theatre in 1942 and became a movie palace. "Citizen Kane" premiered here. Its original name and appearance were restored in 1990. The exterior is Spanish Colonial style and the interior is East Indian. (Marker Number 42.)
 
Location. 34° 6.088′ N, 118° 20.4′ W. Marker is in Hollywood, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is on Hollywood Boulevard west of Highland Avenue, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6834 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles CA 90028, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Chinese Heaven Dogs (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Max Factor Building (about 500 feet away); Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel (about 500 feet away); The Hollywood Reporter
El Capitan Theatre and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, November 27, 2018
2. El Capitan Theatre and Marker
The marker is at lower right, on the light pole.
(about 600 feet away); Award of Excellence KTLA-TV (about 700 feet away); The Pig n Whistle (approx. 0.2 miles away); United Methodist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Magic Castle (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hollywood.
 
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El Capitan Theatre image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, August 18, 2019
3. El Capitan Theatre
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 30, 2019. This page originally submitted on January 31, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 55 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 31, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.   3. submitted on August 27, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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