Los Angeles, California audio tour: Downtown Los Angeles: Broadway Theatre District

Downtown Los Angeles: Broadway Theatre District

Walking Tour

20 mins

About the Tour

Did you come to Hollywood only to have your dreams dashed? Well you can still relive the glory days of film on Broadway! While Hollywood was out there making movies, the Broadway Theater District was showing them. Join us for a comedic narrative down the street with the highest concentration of movie palaces in the world.

Tour Producer


L.A. Meekly

L.A Meekly is a monthly podcast on Los Angeles history put out by Daniel Zafran and Greg Gonzalez, two homegrown Californians with a penchant for morbid historical facts and sleazy donuts. They started L.A Meekly in 2013, and since then have covered topics such as the history of Venice Beach, the Pacific Electric trolleys, the Original People of Los Angeles, and tales of hauntings. Historic, yes. Comedic, somewhat. Listenable, quite.

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Major Landmarks

  • Bradbury Building

  • Grand Central Market Los Angeles

  • Million Dollar Theater

Directions to Starting Point

The walk starts at the front entrance of the Bradbury Building, located at 304 South Broadway at West 3rd Street in downtown Los Angeles.

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Places to stop along the way

Grand Central Market, Clifton's Cafeteria

Best time of day

Best before it gets dark out. Be hungry for afterwards: there are good places to eat you'll want to revisit.


There is a large homeless population around but nothing to be worried about. General precautions for any major city apply.


Generally entertaining

Posted by Mark J. Poisson , 18 days ago

I listened without walking the tour but enjoyed it nevertheless

Posted by Adam Malovani , over 6 years ago
Preview mode limited to first 3 locations.
Downtown Los Angeles: Broadway Theatre District