The Hollywood Pantages Theatre, formerly known as RKO Pantages Theatre is an Art Deco design and was opened on June 4, 1930. The Pantages was the last theater built by vaudeville impresario Alexander Pantages, it is now operated by an arm of the Nederlander Organization.
The Theatre has been mainly used for live stage productions such as Beatlemania, Cats and The King and I, but it has also regularly hosted music concerts from such artists as Prince, Foo Fighters and Mark Knopfler.
“Stop Making Sense“, the Talking Heads’ 1984 concert film was shot here.
Rickie Lee Jones’s 1979 self-titled debut album includes a shout out to the Pantages in her song “Chuck E.’s In Love”:
“I’ll tell you what, I saw him
He was sitting behind us down in the Pantages
And whatever it is that he’s got up his sleeve
Well, I hope it isn’t contagious”
Hollywood Pantages Theatre
6233 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028