Alex Theatre

216 N Brand Blvd, Glendale, CA 91203 USA

(818) 243-2539

The Alex Theatre was designed by architects Charles R. Selkirk and Arthur G. Lindley, the Alexander Theatre, as it was originally known, is adorned with Greek and Egyptian motifs.

The auditorium was designed as an “atmospherium” with an open-air illusion enhanced by the stage-set wall encircling the room, creating the feeling of being enclosed in an ancient garden. The Alex is one of the few atmospheric theatres constructed in Southern California and one of only a handful that still remain.

In 1940, in an effort to extend the glamour of the Alex out to Brand Boulevard, architect S. Charles Lee created the Theatre’s iconic 100-foot tall Art Deco neon tower with the spiked starburst at the top. The three dimensional marquee, outdoor ticketing kiosk, and decorative terrazzo floor crested in bright tropical colors were added at this time as well, completing the distinct look of the exterior.

The widely recognized neon tower continues to stand tall as a beacon for Downtown Glendale, symbolizing the Alex Theatre’s storied history and its standing as a premier destination for arts and entertainment in Los Angeles.

From its opening in 1925 through the 1950s, the Alex Theatre served as a preview house for major Hollywood releases, attracting the glamorous stars of the time. The Theatre continued to host Hollywood previews and comes September 17 the historic Alex Theatre will be hosting the prestigious Nollywood & African Film Critics’ Awards and The NAFCA Honors 2016.

The NAFCA Live! Alex Theatre

216 N Brand Blvd, Glendale, CA 91203 USA

(818) 243-2539

November 19TH 2016

4:00 PM-6:45PM

7:00 PM-10:00 PM

10:00 PM- 2AM