Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Kevin Spacey has just come out of the Frolic Room next to the theatre in "L.A. Confidential" (Regency / Warner Bros., 1997). The film, directed by Curtis Hanson, is loosely based on James Ellroy's 1990 novel. It's pre-restoration at the Pantages. Note that we still have the "modernized" treatment of the ticket lobby area.
A classic marquee shot a moment later. A clip of the scene is available on YouTube. Thanks to "Pantages Theatre IMDB," a 2015 article on the Pantages blog, for the link to the clip. Also in the film: Guy Pearce, David Straithairn, Russell Crowe, Kim Basinger, Danny DeVito, James Cromwell and Ron Rifkin.
Check out the sections on the Pantages Theatre on the LA Theatres website for lots of history and many photos of different areas of the building.
There's word that we also get a look up Brand Blvd. in Glendale for a distance shot of the spire of the Alex Theatre.
On IMDb: "L.A. Confidential"