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El Portal Theatre Rehabilitation

Project Area:  North Hollywood
Project:  El Portal Theatre Rehabilitation
Project Location:  5269 Lankershim Boulevard
Project Type:  CRA/LA Initiated


North Hollywood Cultural Trust Fund monies were contributed to the rehabilitation of the historic El Portal Theatre. With its historic character and approximately 300 seats, the El Portal is a jewel of the NoHo Theatre District. The theatre's ongoing schedule of theatrical productions entertains those living, working and visiting the area.
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El Portal Theatre is a historic cultural landmark located in the heart of the North Hollywood Arts District.  Opening in 1926, the theatre has served as a vaudeville house, a venue first for silent movies, then Academy Award-winning films, and eventually became the premier movie house in the San Fernando Valley. In the late 1990s, due to excessive wear and tear over time and damage from the 1994 earthquake, the theatre was rebuilt.  Since re-opening in January 2000, the theatre continues to feature award-winning theatre productions, world premiere musicals, and provides a venue for films, television shows, and live concerts.