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An early postcard view of the Shrine
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An early postcard view of the Shrine

The Shrine Auditorium is a landmark large-event venue in Los Angeles, California, USA. It is also the headquarters of the Al Malikah Temple, a division of the Shriners. Shrine Auditorum Postcard This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... Shrine Auditorum Postcard This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... Nickname: City of Angels Official website: http://www. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  - Total   - Width   - Length   - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 3rd 158,302 sq mi  410,000 km² 250 miles  402. ... A member of the Syrian Corvettes group of Shriners participates in a Memorial Day parade The Shriners, or Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, are an Order appendant to Freemasonry. ...


It was designed by G. Albert Lansburgh, A.M. Edelman, and John C. Austin, and built in 1906. It was destroyed by a fire on January 11, 1920 and subsequently rebuilt; the new auditorium, the current Shrine Auditorium, opened in 1926. In 2002, the Auditorium underwent a $15 million renovation that upgraded the auditorium's stage with state-of-the-art lighting and rigging systems, and included new roofing and air conditioning for both the Auditorium and Expo Center, modernized concession stands, additional restrooms, repainting of the Expo Center, and a new performance plaza and parking garage. The entire complex follows a Moroccan architectural motif. 1906 (MCMVI) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... January 11 is the 11th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1920 (MCMXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar) // Events January January 7 - Forces of Russian White admiral Kolchak surrender in Krasnoyarsk. ... 1926 (MCMXXVI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... For the Cusco album, see 2002 (album). ...


The Shrine Auditorium holds approximately 6,300 people and has a stage 194 feet wide and 69 feet deep. The Academy Awards, Grammy Awards, MTV Video Music Awards, Emmy Awards, American Music Awards, and the NAACP Image Awards among other events, have been held there. In fact, the Auditorium is still the site of the AMAs and the Emmys, hosted most Oscar ceremonies from the mid-1980s until Kodak Theater opened, and was the site of the Grammy ceremonies held in Los Angeles until the completion of Staples Center, which has since 2000 hosted 6 Grammys (most recently in 2006). Since the 1990s it and Gibson Amphitheatre have often been used as the venue for the VMAs on years when L.A. has won the bid (mainly in years when New York City hosted the Grammys). For 33 years Shrine Auditorium was home to the University of Southern California Trojans basketball team. The Trojans' home court was on the Shrine's stage. The Shrine Circus, concerts, stage shows and other events are also held here. Academy Awards The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent film awards in the United States. ... Grammy Award The Grammy Awards (originally called the Gramophone Awards), presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music... The MTV Video Music Awards were established in 1984 by MTV to celebrate the top music videos of the year. ... An Emmy Award. ... The American Music Awards show is one of four annual major US music awards shows (the others being the Billboard Music Awards, the Grammy Awards, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony). ... The NAACP Image Award is an award presented annually by the NAACP to honor the top African-Americans in film, television, music and literature. ... The 1980s decade refers to the years from 1980 to 1989, inclusive. ... The Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. ... Staples Center as seen in daylight Staples Center is a multipurpose sports arena in downtown Los Angeles, California at the Los Angeles Sports and Entertainment District. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The 1990s decade refers to the years from 1990 to 1999, inclusive. ... The Gibson (formerly Universal) Amphitheatre is a theater located in Universal City, California, USA. It was originally built in 1972 as an outdoor venue, but was remodeled and converted into an indoor theater in 1982. ... Nickname: The Big Apple Official website: City of New York Government Counties (Boroughs) Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Geographical characteristics Area Total 468. ... The University of Southern California (also known as USC, SC, Southern California and Southern Cal), Californias oldest private research university, is located in the urban center of Los Angeles, California. ...


The Auditorium features two boxes above the orchestra level holding 40 people each and seven loges on the balcony holding between 36 and 47 seats each (total capacity of the loges: 274). Of the remaining seats, 2,964 are on the orchestra level and 2,982 on the balcony level Loge can refer to: Loge, an invented Germanized name for the god Loki in the operas Das Rheingold and Die Walküre by Richard Wagner and in works derived from them and in commentary on them. ...


Shrine Expo Center

Adjacent to the Shrine Auditorium is the Shrine Expo Center, which features 54,000 square feet of exhibit and meeting space--34,000 in the main level and 20,000 in an open mezzanine. The Expo Center has a capacity of 4,000 patrons. Trade shows, banquets and conventions, among other events, have been held there.

The Shrine today
The Shrine today

Picture of the front of the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. ... Picture of the front of the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. ...

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Likewise, the annual Emmy Awards show recently moved to the Shrine as well, abandoning their long-time relationship with the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in favor of the Shrine's 6,500 seats.
From the outside, the Shrine Auditorium resembles an exotic Arabian mosque from ages past, or some west coast Taj Mahal, replete with white Persian domes and Moorish arches.
The Shrine Auditorium is located about five miles south of downtown Los Angeles, on Jefferson Blvd at Royal Street, across the street from the USC campus, and not far from Exposition Park.
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The Shrine Auditorium was originally built in 1906 as the Al Malaikah Temple which was ruled by an elected Divan, composed of the Potentate, Chief and Assistant Rabbans, High Priest and Prophet, Oriental Guide, Treasurer and Recorder.
The Shrine Auditorium tickets are not just for the excitement of the shows, but also for the memorable experience of going inside one of the most wonderful venues of the world.
The Shrine Auditorium is indeed one of the dearest treasures of Los Angeles.
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