Mark Peacock

United Artists Theatre Marquee

  • Framed Photographic Print
  • 12 x 18 in
    (30.48 x 45.72 cm)
  • Mark Peacock
  • Available

The downtown United Artists Theater was opened in 1927 by its founders Charlie Chaplin, Douglas Fairbanks, and Mary Pickford; who needed the massive Spanish Gothic style movie palace as a venue for the world premiere of their movies, when the United Aritist was finally closed in 1989 as a movie theater It was then sold and used for many years as a church for the Los Angeles University Cathedral and the churches founder Dr. Gene Scott who also installed the famous "Jesus Saves" neon signs and did a painstaking restoration of the theater.
After Dr. Scott passed away in 2005 the theater was used for services by his wife (Mellisa Scott) until it was sold in 2011 to the Ace Hotel chain who repurposed the building into a boutique hotel and the restored theater itself is now used as a live concert venue and occasional film screenings.

Black wood frame with double matting

  • Framed: 20.75 x 26.75 in
  • Subject Matter: Historic Los Angeles
  • Created: 2014
  • Inventory Number: 146
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