SPF:a Begins Renovation Work on San Pedro's Historic Warner Grand Theatre
We are pleased to announce that we have begun preparatory work on an extensive renovation to San Pedro's 1500-seat historic movie palace, the Warner Grand Theatre. We were awarded the project earlier this year by the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) and are working closely with the DCA, the community of San Pedro, and the nonprofit Grand Vision Foundation to restore and upgrade the historic theater.
Opened on January 20, 1931, the Warner Grand is one of three “neighborhood movie palaces” commissioned by Warner Brothers in greater Los Angeles, and the only one that remains intact today. Called “The Castle of Your Dreams” by studio mogul Jack Warner, the theater was designed in the art deco-moderne style by B. Marcus Priteca, a prolific architect who worked on more than 150 theaters across the West Coast including the Hollywood Pantages, which we previously renovated in 2000.