Exterior of venue (c.2010)
1038 South Hill St|
Los Angeles, CA 90015-1614
|Location||Downtown Los Angeles|
|Opened||August 15, 1927|
|Architect||Stiles O. Clements|
Designed by Stiles O. Clements of Morgan, Walls & Clements and opened in August 1927, the façade of the Mayan Theater includes stylized pre-Columbian patterns and figures designed by sculptor Francisco Cornejo. This is his major work.
Originally a legitimate theater, the Mayan Theater is a prototypical example of the many excessively ornate exotic revival-style theaters of the late 1920s, Mayan Revival in this case. The well-preserved lobby is called "The Hall of Feathered Serpents," the auditorium includes a chandelier based on the Aztec calendar stone, and the original fire curtain included images of Mayan jungles and temples.
In 1990, the Mayan Theater, with most of its lavish ornament intact, became a nightclub. It is designated as a Historic Cultural Monument.
- List of Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments in Downtown Los Angeles
- Mayan Revival architecture-related topics
- "Mayan". Cinema Treasures. Cinema Treasures, LLC. Retrieved 4 January 2013.
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