Originally named the Fox Wilshire, this gorgeous art deco theater opened its doors on September 19, 1930. Fox West Coast Theaters built it to house their first-run feature films. For the first 50 years of its life, it served as one of the premiere movie palaces in Los Angeles and has hosted a number of special events such as the 1953 World Premiere of "How to Marry a Millionaire" featuring Marilyn Monroe and Lauren Bacall. Here is a short video of them, along with Humphrey Bogart, outside under the marquee: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWgEP1YLr6c
In 1981, the Wilshire Theatre was renovated and converted into a stage venue and hosted shows by marquee names such as James Taylor, Billy Crystal, Ryan Adams, Sigur Ros, Sonic Youth, Chris Botti, Sting, Taylor Swift, Dave Chappelle, A Mighty Wind and more. Now named the Saban Theatre, it is open for theatrical rentals, concerts, television shoots, parties and more.
For rental information, please call our office at 323.655.4900.
Our box office is open two hours prior to doors. You can purchase tickets on our website at www.sabantheatre.org.
There are a number of private parking lots around the area which charge around $10 for events.