The most recent phenomenon of downtown Los Angeles’ urban renaissance happened on Saturday: The Belasco Theater opened its doors with the sounds of the internationally respected DJ, deadmau5, spinning Unhooked for L.A.’s coolest crowd. Those with a love of electronic music or even those with a basic respect for the art of DJing understand the significance of such an event, but what’s even hauter is the venue itself.
The original Belasco Theater was established in 1926 but underwent a complete re-birth this year thanks to John and Christina Kim, who transformed the theater into a multi-purpose space of luxury. The Belasco is situated in a prime location on Hill Street amidst the growing number of bars, restaurants, and clubs that have been appearing and reappearing downtown. Yet what separates the theater from its competition is the breadth of experiences that it can offer in one place, which includes: The restored original theater (which will produce shows), a lounge that will feature live jazz, two restaurants, a wine bar (Vintage 10 Fifty), and a separate ballroom. The theater has enough open space to act as an art gallery as well and will host any event that will dare such a setting, from conferences to religious events.
The 40,754-square-foot locale’s décor pays homage to its original design and style, while it also boasts the highest quality of audio-visual technology and supreme production capabilities. Sony Corporate and MTV are two of The Belasco’s first clients.
Source: The Belasco