Contents 1 Architecture 2 History 3 The Alex today 4 See also 5 External links 6 References


Architecture[edit] The architectural design of the original 1925 Alexander (as it was known until about 1939) was attributed to the architectural firm of Meyer & Holler;[2] the front addition in 1939 was attributed to Arthur G. Lindley and Charles R. Selkirk,[2] who also designed the Hotel Glendale. The unique interior has distinct neo-classic Greek and Egyptian architectural elements, similar to the Greco-Egyptian period of Ptolemaic Egypt. A long walkway and courtyard separating the ticket booth from the lobby was inspired after the famous Grauman's Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood. In 1940, notable theater architect S. Charles Lee was commissioned to redesign the exterior of the Alexander. Lee's portfolio included the Tower Theatre and the Los Angeles Theatre, both in Downtown Los Angeles, the Academy Theatre in Inglewood, as well as the Tujunga Theatre in Tujunga. His contributions included a 100-foot-tall (30 m) art-deco column with neon lights, topped by a spiked, neon sphere that gave it a starburst appearance. A neon, angled marquee emblazoned the theater's new name, the Alex, which was shortened to fit the larger letters.


History[edit] The Alexander officially opened its doors on September 4, 1925. It was operated by the West Coast-Langley Theatre Circuit and featured vaudeville performances, plays and silent movies on a single screen. It was named after Alexander Langley, the son of C.L. Langley, owner of the West Coast chain that included the Raymond Theater in Pasadena, and the Orange Theatre in the city of Orange. In addition to the lavish architecture, a huge Wurlitzer pipe organ was installed. A regular organist supplied improvised accompaniment during the silent picture era. Several movies had their preview screening at The Alex, inviting celebrities such as Alice Faye, Don Ameche, Elizabeth Taylor for National Velvet and Bing Crosby for Going My Way (both 1944). A backstage fire in 1948 caused $150,000 in damages. Starting in the 1950s, the Alex showed blockbuster films such as Ben-Hur (1959) and Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984). A wide aspect ratio screen was installed in 1954, along with a surround sound system to accommodate the new Cinemascope pictures. The Alex underwent an extensive renovation in 1993 which restored much of the original wall-painting and decorations, as well as the neon spire added by S. Charles Lee.


The Alex today[edit] The Alex Theatre, September, 2002 The Alex Theatre Performing Arts and Entertainment Center has been the centerpiece of the Glendale's arts, culture and community events since it originally opened. It is managed by Glendale Arts, a non-profit organization. The theater's diverse schedule boasts roughly 250 events per year and attracts more than 100,000 patrons annually. Programs range from classical and contemporary concerts, theatre, dance, comedy, fundraising and special events as well as TV and film productions and industry related award presentations. Resident companies include the Alex Film Society, Glendale Youth Orchestra, Musical Theatre Guild, and the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. The Alex Film Society regularly schedules classic films, often accompanied with special guests (e.g., the annual Thanksgiving weekend tradition "Three Stooges Big Screen Event," which children, grandchildren, and other relatives of the Stooges often attend), live musical performances of the films soundtrack and vintage photos. Backstage tours covering the entire history of the Alex are available through the Alex Theatre website. The Alex Theatre The Alex Theatre (2014).  Side view of the Alex Theatre and the 100-foot-tall (30 m) art-deco column with neon lights, topped by a spiked, neon sphere that gave it a "starburst" appearance (2014).  The courtyard of the Alex Theatre.  The Alex Theatre ticket booth. 


See also[edit] List of National Historic Landmarks by state List of threatened historic sites in the United States History of the National Register of Historic Places


External links[edit] Wikimedia Commons has media related to Alex Theatre. The Alex Theatre online The Alex Film Society


References[edit] ^ National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.  ^ a b Moore, Charles; Becker, Peter; Campbell, Regula (1984). The City Observed: Los Angeles; A Guide to its Architecture and Landscapes (trade paperback ed.). New York: Vintage Books, a division of Random House. p. 303. ISBN 0-394-72388-0.  v t e Glendale, California Education Primary and secondary schools Glendale Unified School District Glendale High School Herbert Hoover High School Holy Family High School Other education Glendale Community College Glendale Public Library Other Landmarks Alex Theatre Americana at Brand Forest Lawn Memorial Park Glendale Adventist Medical Center Glendale Galleria Glendale Transportation Center Grand Central Airport Holy Family Catholic Church Crime Crime This list is incomplete. v t e National Register of Historic Places in California Lists by county Alameda Alpine Amador Butte Calaveras Colusa Contra Costa Del Norte El Dorado Fresno Glenn Humboldt Imperial Inyo Kern Kings Lake Lassen Los Angeles County Madera Marin Mariposa Mendocino Merced Modoc Mono Monterey Napa Nevada Orange Placer Plumas Riverside Sacramento San Benito San Bernardino San Diego San Francisco San Joaquin San Luis Obispo San Mateo Santa Barbara Santa Clara Santa Cruz Shasta Sierra Siskiyou Solano Sonoma Stanislaus Sutter Tehama Trinity Tulare Tuolumne Ventura Yolo Yuba Lists by city Los Angeles Pasadena San Francisco Other lists Bridges California Historical Landmarks National Historic Landmarks National Natural Landmarks Keeper of the Register History of the National Register of Historic Places Property types Historic district Contributing property Retrieved from "https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Alex_Theatre&oldid=784232305" Categories: Cinemas and movie theaters in Los Angeles County, CaliforniaBuildings and structures in Glendale, CaliforniaTheatres in Los Angeles County, CaliforniaConcert halls in CaliforniaMusic venues in Los AngelesLandmarks in Los AngelesTowers in CaliforniaCinema of Southern CaliforniaBuildings and structures on the National Register of Historic Places in Los Angeles County, CaliforniaNational Register of Historic Places in the San Fernando ValleyTheatres on the National Register of Historic Places in CaliforniaTheatres completed in 19251925 establishments in CaliforniaTourist attractions in Glendale, CaliforniaArt Deco architecture in CaliforniaHidden categories: Articles needing additional references from August 2014All articles needing additional referencesCoordinates on Wikidata


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