Marquee

It’s the first thing you see when you ride the escalator out of the Hollywood and Vine Metro station. It’s the first photo-op for people arriving for a show. Our marquee has stood watch over Hollywood Boulevard for over 85 years. It has been featured in the opening of Jimmy Kimmel Live and various other television shows and movies. Did you know that there is also a replica of it at Universal Studios in Orlando? From the original to the digital update in 2013 here is a look at our beautiful marquee and all of its accomplishments.

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Hollywood Pantages in 1930

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Hollywood Pantages 1930

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Spartacus Premiere at the Hollywood Pantages in 1960

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Cleopatra Premiere in 1963 at the Hollywood Pantages.

Apr. 6, 1959: Crowds gather outside of the Pantages Theater for the 31st Annual Academy Awards. This photo was published on page 2 of the Times the next morning.

Apr. 6, 1959: Crowds gather outside of the Pantages Theater for the 31st Annual Academy Awards. This photo was published on page 2 of the Times the next morning.

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A wider shot of the crowd for the 31st Annual Academy Awards.

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LA Confidential uses the Frolic Room next door to the Hollywood Pantages for this scene.

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The Pantages Marquee can be seen in the opening credits of Jimmy Kimmel Live.

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The Hollywood Pantages can also be seen at Universal Studios in Orlando.

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(Above) the marquee gets a little check up to make sure all the pixels are functioning properly. The marquee is made up of a series of panels that have to be inspected regularly.

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