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Sounds great and not a bad view in the house

This is one of LA's best venues. It was recently remodeled a few years ago, but they preserved the... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2018
celestronica
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Los Angeles, California
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Pretty Place, Run Badly.

The El Rey Theater is in the Miracle Mile section of Los Angeles. The theater is from the 40's and... read more

Reviewed 28 April 2018
Elizabeth L
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Marina del Rey, California
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The El Rey Theater is an original art deco theater in the heart of the Miracle Mile, one of Los Angeles' preserved art deco districts. The El Rey was built in 1936 and designed by Clifford Balch. After over 50 years as a first run movie house, the...more
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Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

This is one of LA's best venues. It was recently remodeled a few years ago, but they preserved the theater's original look. (Yes, those are glass chandeliers.) It's a good size, the sound is usually top notch, the staff is generally cheery (hey everyone has...More

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Reviewed 28 April 2018

The El Rey Theater is in the Miracle Mile section of Los Angeles. The theater is from the 40's and has been redone and turned into a concert hall and a place that can be rented for weddings and other events. It is just lovely....More

Thank Elizabeth L
Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

El Rey Theater is a great little secret in miracle mile, Los Angeles. It is standing room only and very intimate. I love seeing artists perform here as the it is not a large venue and you have a good view of the stage from...More

Thank karula76
Reviewed 13 February 2018

I read a little bit about the theater on line, but was much more impressed once I got there. Very intimate theater, open seating (we got there early so we had excellent seats). It is so small anywhere would have been a great seat. Acoustics...More

Thank Frank O
Reviewed 24 November 2017 via mobile

Went to a concert here. They had great security and the general admission/standing room only in the theatre had lots of options. My niece who is 11 was able to find a place to stand and still see the stage. Bar tender have her some...More

Thank Paradise736789
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Went to a wedding at the El Rey Theater last Saturday. It was a truly unique experience. It was like going to a show/concert. The nuptials was announced on the marquee. Seating assignments were given at the Will Call Booth. I think of El Rey...More

Thank Carla C
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

We recently stayed at the El Rey again. The first time I stayed at this motel was 30 years ago! It is close to everything. Nothing, yet everything has changed. It still has fabulous grounds and I love the rooms. It is under new management...More

Thank Jennifer D
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

We made our first visit to The El Rey on Feb 2nd, to see Tom Chaplin. What a great, intimate venue?!? The sound was absolutely fantastic, though I think Tom would have sounded amazing singing in the shower!! We had a great view of the...More

Thank Westwick
Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

Tonight we went to see Haley Reinhart in concert at the El Rey Theater. While booking, there was no indication that this was going to be a standup concert. In fact the photos on their website showed chairs set up in the entire theatre. I...More

2  Thank suzettestokes
Reviewed 8 April 2016 via mobile

Small theatre at 700 capacity. The musicians played superb sets and had the concert-goers on their feet bouncing for hours. Standing room only, the balcony has tables that you have to reserve for extra. Three stalls in women restroom, decent for an old building. Thumbs...More

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