Stage of the Paramount Theatre Los Angeles.
Cruising The Past examines social history and looks at one of the great movie palaces. The largest ever built in Los Angeles. Sid Grauman’s Metropolitan.
Left: As the Metropolitan Theatre, Right: As the Paramount Theatre.
Sid Grauman’s Metropolitan Theatre in downtown Los Angeles opened in 1923. Grauman, the theatre impresario, had already built the Million Dollar theatre a few blocks away.