The Wiltern Opened 80 Years Ago. Its Survival Story Is As Grand As Its Terra-Cotta Tile
"The Wiltern Theatre opened its doors on Oct. 7, 1931, as the Warner Theatre — part of Warner Bros.’ chain of first-run movie houses — with a screening of Alexander Hamilton, starring George Arliss. A brass band played, as movie stars and other stylish guests walked the temporary "Bridge of Stars" across Wilshire Boulevard to the theater’s front doors. The bridge was decorated with lights and flowers."

The Wiltern Opened 80 Years Ago. Its Survival Story Is As Grand As Its Terra-Cotta Tile

"The Wiltern Theatre opened its doors on Oct. 7, 1931, as the Warner Theatre — part of Warner Bros.’ chain of first-run movie houses — with a screening of Alexander Hamilton, starring George Arliss. A brass band played, as movie stars and other stylish guests walked the temporary "Bridge of Stars" across Wilshire Boulevard to the theater’s front doors. The bridge was decorated with lights and flowers."