Since 1947, the Coronet Theatre Building on North La Cienega Boulevard in Los Angeles has been an establishment for great entertainment. From its earliest days of historic live theatre and experimental art cinema to its current contribution of live music and comedy, the Coronet Theatre continues to be a place where creativity and entertainment are at its best. Our goal is for the Coronet Theatre Building to be designated a historic-cultural monument, HCM, and officially recognized for its dynamic history and significant cultural contribution to Los Angeles.
HOW YOU CAN SUPPORT?
WRITE A LETTER
Please write a letter in support of the nomination of the Coronet Theatre Building, located at 366-372 North La Cienega Blvd. Los Angeles, to be designated as a historical-cultural monument.
ATTEND A HEARING
Attend the upcoming
hearings at Los Angeles
City Hall on October 5, 2023. Being there in person has the greatest impact. Please consider attending and speaking during the community comments portion of the hearing.
CHC HEARING #1
CHC HEARING #1
Cultural Heritage Commission votes on whether to consider property for landmark status.
Open to public comment
Two Commissioners + City staff ( possibly applicant and owner)
Commissioners write staff report with recommendation
CHC HEARING #2
Open for public comment. YOUR voice is important!
Cultural Heritage Commission votes on whether to landmark
Planning and Lank Use committee made up of City Council Members votes
Takes cues from local council member
Final vote on nomination
If the coronet Theatre Building passes, property becomes landmark
WHERE ARE WE IN THE PROCESS?
October 5, 2023
August 24, 2023
June 1, 2023
On opening night of Galileo, with a sweltering heat-wave baking Los Angeles, actor, Charles Laughton ordered trucks loaded with ice blocks to surround the theatre, “so the audience can think.”
Visit his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at
7021 Hollywood Boulevard
The Coronet Theatre was home of Ray Bradbury's Pandemonium Theatre Company.
At the Coronet Theatre, Bullshot Crummond was the first ever theatre concert ever taped by Showtime Network.
Powerhouse feminist Peg Yorkin directed the LA Public Theatre out of the Coronet Theatre.
ORIGINAL HOME OF THE TROUBADOUR
From 1957-1961, the smaller performance space, known as the “Little Theatre” was home to Doug Weston’s original Troubadour. Weston is considered responsible for promoting many successful singer songwriters in the early stages of their careers such as Elton John and Van Morrison. While at the Coronet, the Troubadour catered to both jazz and folk music fans with such legends like Woody Guthrie, John Coltrane, Bill Pickens, Walter Benton, Charles Lloyd, and Jimmy Woods, playing the extremely dark and intimate space.