All About the Million Dollar Theater

Join us as we explore Sid Grauman’s first Los Angeles movie palace. The M$ set a new standard for the national movie palace building boom that swept the U.S. during the 1920’s. Designed by architect William Lee Woollett, the M$ is unique – a daring mixture of styles,art and colors. Described as a Spanish cathedral set in a Greek temple, the interior was a riot of rich colors, original art works and lush patron amenities. The M$ is currently closed to the public. Don’t miss this chance to see this amazing work of art.


More than any other Broadway theatre, the many glories of the M$ are faded or completely hidden from view. Ed Kelsey will highlight the history, illustrate the many interior alterations and celebrate what remains. We’ll take you behind the scenes – from the basement to the balcony – and share the hidden treasures of L.A.’s most unusual movie palace.


LAHTF Member Tour Admission: $10 – limit 2 tickets per member. Tickets are available exclusively at:


Tour capacity is limited and a sellout is likely. Act Now! Don’t miss this rare opportunity to experience a breathtaking masterwork. Sign on as a new volunteer, spend extra time inside and see even more! Email to sign up.