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Monroe Forum Theatre at El Portal


Monroe Forum Theatre at El Portal

5269 Lankershim Blvd. North Hollywood CA 91601

Events at this venue were rated 4.4 by 1940 members.

Recently redecorated and re-named the Monroe Forum (in honor of Marilyn Monroe, who attended elementary school at Lankershim Elementary), this delightful 99-seat venue is the perfect place to enjoy theatre. It is a unique horse-shoe-shaped three rows of seating ensures that you will always be close to the actors. The lobby is adorned with large-scale photos and movie posters of Marilyn Monroe.

El Portal Theatre is a historic landmark in the San Fernando Valley, located in the heart of North Hollywood just minutes from Universal Studios, Warner Brothers, Disney, ABC, CBS- Radford and NBC Burbank. The theatre sits directly across Lankershim Blvd. from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. The art deco marquee is visible to thousands of cars that travel on Lankershim Blvd. daily.

Since its opening in 1926, first for vaudeville, then silent movies and then Academy Award-winning films as the primo movie house in the Valley, the theatre has weathered the Jazz Age, the Depression, four wars, and finally the great earthquake of 1994. The lobbies boast luscious carpeting secured from Century City's Shubert Theatre and an art gallery featuring 13 Los Angeles Visual Artists.

Rebuilt in the late '90s and opened in January 2000, the El Portal now houses three theatres, the new Judith Kaufman Art Gallery, and sumptuous lobbies.

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Handicap Information

The theater is handicapped accessible, but no accessible seating can be reserved in advance for general admission shows. Special seating requests will be accommodated if seating if available when patrons arrive at the venue, but cannot be guaranteed in advance.

Handicap seating is regularly available.

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