Time Out says
When the new Ace Hotel opened in early 2014, we didn't just gain a super hip hotel in an up-and-coming part of DTLA. We also got a jaw-droppingly beautiful 1920s movie house-turned-performing arts space, which has since billed an impressive lineup of performances, concerts, movie nights, lectures and more. The former flagship United Artists Theater is a 1,600-seat house with a beautifuly ornate, three-story lobby. When you visit, make sure to step out from under the balcony to admire the vaulted ceiling with thousands of shimmering mirrors.
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Pop-Up Magazine brings together the best kinds of creatives—writers, artists, photographers, filmmakers, puppeteers, the list goes on—and puts them onstage to share and discuss their work. All pieces performed at the show are new and unpublished, either...Thursday September 26 2019
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Werk It: A Women’s Podcast Festival
Make your way to the annual all-women podcast festival at the Theatre at Ace Hotel, which lands in L.A. for the second time with live tapings, workshops, a bootcamp for entry level producers, mentoring sessions and cocktail parties. Plus, tune into a...Classes and workshops Thursday October 3 2019 - Friday October 4 2019
A decade after the motorik pop-rock group (or The Groop, as they refer to themselves) went on hiatus in 2009, the newly-reunited Stereolab is hitting the road, includes stops at Desert Daze and here at the Ace. Founding members Lætitia Sadier and Tim...Rock and indie Sunday October 20 2019
‘Psycho’ Live with Orchestra
The LA Opera and the Theatre at Ace Hotel once again join forces for a chilling mash-up of opera and film. Hole up in the Ace’s gothic auditorium for a screening of the 1960 Alfed Hitchcock classic, Psycho, complete with a live accompaniment from LA Opera...Horror Friday October 25 2019 - Thursday October 31 2019
A Hitchcock Halloween
Leave it to the Ace, home of one of L.A.’s oldest and most stunning movie palaces, to throw a Halloween party dedicated to a legendary film director. Break out your best costume for this annual fête, which this years pays homage to Alfred Hitchock with...Nightlife Saturday October 26 2019
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‘The West Wing Weekly’ podcast finale
As a wise chief of staff once said, there’s two things in the world you never want to let people see how you make ’em: laws and sausages. Thankfully, podcasting is fine for the public to witness—and you can witness the final recording of the world’s favorite West...TV, radio and podcast recordings Friday January 17 2020
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Beware the Theater at Ace Hotel…
Saw Jerry Lee Lewis there a couple weeks back, several members and pockets of the crowd were extremely drunk and belligerent.As regular rock n roll concert goers, this normally wouldn’t faze us at all, but this crowd was crossing the line regularly, particularly the group right next to us.They were so out of control, we actually complained to management (which we have never done at any gig in our lives…) and asked to be seated elsewhere, pretty much ANYWHERE elsewhere would do, as long as we could get a reasonable distance away from this really obnoxious group.
So they changed our seats, putting us directly BEHIND this group, as opposed to being seated right NEXT to them.Really?What part of “we are specifically trying to get away from this one cluster of drunken idiots before a brawl breaks out” was misunderstood?Clearly, little logical thought or consideration was given to this issue by the House Manager, despite telling her our prior seat locations multiple times.After 3 songs, we left, as they were just too out of control.I expect it when I’m in a mosh pit, but not here.
Complained again to the so-called management on the way out and gave her my contact information, she promised someone would contact me in the coming week to discuss, never heard from them, and that was almost a month ago.Going to their website provides no legitimate contact info or any way to pursue with a human being, in typical corporate fashion.
Bottom line; once they have your money, the Theater at Ace Hotel does not care about crowd safety or control, beyond lip service.If you do have an issue that requires their help, yer outta luck and there’s no accountability…
This theater is beautiful, but that's expected when a classic space is restored. I much prefer it for films than as a concert venue (only because I find seating at a concert to be limiting), but it's nice for almost any sort of event. I saw a Tron screening here a couple years back, and also saw Allen Stone perform a show here. For both events, I had no complaints other than wishing I had a seat closer to the front. Definitely will be back again one day soon.
If you've never been to the Theatre at the Ace, you absolutely must in order to the see this gothic beauty with a hauntingly exciting feel. Many cool events are put on in the lobby of the theatre, but its narrowness can make you feel cramped if the place is near capacity. The actual theatre auditorium is very well kept and maintains its historic grandeur. The rooftop of the Ace is a fun place to head over after any event in the theatre.