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The Life and Works of Architect S. Charles Lee and Tour of the Alex Theatre

March 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

$15 - $25

The Glendale Historical Society [TGHS] Presents
The Life and Works of Architect S. Charles Lee and Tour of the Alex Theatre

Los Angeles Historian and S. Charles Lee aficionado Eric Lynxwiler will give a captivating presentation on the legendary theatre architect who, in 1940, re-designed the Alex Theatre’s facade into a fabulous Art Deco/Moderne neon masterpiece. Lee’s other notable projects include the Tower Theatre (1927) and the lavish Los Angeles Theatre (1931) in Downtown LA.

Lynxwiler’s talk will be followed by an exclusive architectural and backstage tour of the Alex Theatre. Built in 1925 and designed by architects Charles R. Selkirk and Arthur G. Lindley, the Alexander Theatre, as it was originally known, features Greek and Egyptian motifs and is listed on the Glendale Register of Historic Resources (No. 20), as well as on the National Register of Historic Places.

Photo credit: Regent of the University of California, Charles Lee Papers

Late Seating: Latecomers will be seated at the discretion of the event’s Presenter
ADA Accessibility for Tour Portion of the event: Parts of the theatre are accessible only via stairs
ADA Accessibility for Talk: See ADA Seating information below


Alex Theatre
216 North Brand Blvd.
Glendale, CA 91203 United States
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