Coronet Theatre (Los Angeles)

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Coronet Theatre
Address366 North La Cienega Boulevard
LocationLos Angeles, California
Coordinates34°04′40″N 118°22′35″W / 34.0779°N 118.3764°W / 34.0779; -118.3764Coordinates: 34°04′40″N 118°22′35″W / 34.0779°N 118.3764°W / 34.0779; -118.3764
OwnerMark Flanagan

The Coronet Theatre is a theatre located at 366 North La Cienega Boulevard in Los Angeles, California. During its peak in the mid 20th century, the theatre was an art and experimental movie venue, showing the work of people such as Kenneth Anger, Man Ray, Peter Berg, and Richard Vetere.[1][2][3] Over the years its stage has hosted such stars as John Houseman, Charles Laughton, Charlton Heston, James Coburn, George C. Scott, Carol Burnett, Noah Wyle, and Glenn Close.[4]

The Coronet theatre was built in 1947 by Frieda Berkoff of the Russian dancing family, the Berkoffs,[4] and thrived until June 2, 2008 when it was bought on by Mark Flanagan, the owner of Los Angeles's Club Largo. Flanagan moved his entire operation to the new location and renamed it Largo at the Coronet.[5] It now operates as a music and comedy club.[6]

On July 6, 2020, the late night talk show Conan began filming from the Coronet Theatre with limited on-site staff and no audience, as part of a gradual transition from at-home production necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic (and marking the first U.S. late-night show to transition from at-home episodes).[7][8]

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  1. ^ The Most Typical Avant-Garde: History and Geography of Minor Cinemas in Los Angeles, by David E James, p. 482, Berkeley: University of California Press, 2005, ISBN 0520242572
  2. ^ Los Angeles Times, Stage: The 24th Day at the Coronet, February 06, 1996
  3. ^ The Iris: Views from The Getty: L.A.’s Cinematic Experiment, Then and Now, by Jessica Portner, February 23, 2012
  4. ^ a b The Christian Science Monitor: After 50 Years, Stars Are Still Born At L.A.'s Legendary Coronet Theatre, by Bonnie Churchill, April 9, 1997
  5. ^ Los Angeles Times, Largo is set to move to the Coronet Theatre, by Natalie Nichols , March 12, 2008
  6. ^ LAist Interview: Mark Flanagan Celebrates Largo at the Coronet's First Year at Its New Location Archived 2009-05-30 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ White, Peter (2020-07-02). "Conan O'Brien To Film TBS Show At Largo, Observing Health & Safety Protocols, Becomes First Late-Night Host To Make Move". Deadline. Retrieved 2020-07-02.
  8. ^ Kiefer, Halle (2020-07-07). "Conan O'Brien Debuts His Quarantine Show From Largo to an Audience of One". Vulture. Retrieved 2020-07-09.
  9. ^ Feuchtwanger Memorial Library at the University of Southern California: Bertolt Brecht's Galileo at the Coronet Theatre, February 1998 Archived 2012-02-03 at the Wayback Machine
  10. ^ LAist interview: Joan Stein and Stuart Ross, by Michele Reverte in Arts & Events, February 6, 2011 Archived February 7, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  11. ^ Los Angeles Times, John Herbert; His Play Exposed Prison Life, by Don Shirley, June 28, 2001
  12. ^ Los Angeles Times Theater Review: It May Not Be 'Chicago,' but That's OK, by Diane Haithman, November 01, 1998
  13. ^ Los Angeles Times Theater Review: 'Pigs Fly' and Campy Wit Soars, by Michael Phillips, June 28, 1999
  14. ^ Goldstar National: Jonathan Larson's Musical tick, tick...BOOM! at Coronet Theatre, Aug 14 2006

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