A look at the El Rey during filming of "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" (Touchstone, 1988). Well, actually not the real theatre -- it's a nice mockup of the facade. The set was constructed for the film on Hope St. between 11th and 12th.
A closer view of the facade during filming. The "El Rey" shooting site is now a vacant lot. Thanks to
Bill Volkmer for the photos, appearing as part of a "Roger Rabbit" set on the website Dave's Rail Pix.
Another shot taken by Bill Volkmer during the filming. Thanks, Bill!
The El Rey set as it actually appears in the film as we look south on Hope St. Thanks to Douglas Rudd for the screenshot, appearing on Photos of Los Angeles. The film, directed by Robert Zemeckis, stars Bob Hoskins and Christopher Lloyd.
For photos of the real theatre see our page on the El Rey Theatre, still around at 5515 Wilshire Blvd.
On IMDb: "Who Framed Roger Rabbit"