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Hollywood Post 43, The American Legion

Legion Theater
2035 North Highland Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90068

This spectacularly renovated historic theater, has always been an integral part of Hollywood Post 43 of the American Legion, chartered in 1919 by World War I veterans who worked in the motion picture business.

The Post’s historic Egyptian Revival building was completed in 1929. Classic Hollywood luminaries—veterans and nonveteran supporters—like Cecil B. DeMille, Adolph Menjou, and Mary Pickford were all instrumental in getting the post on its feet. Post 43 members have included the likes of Clark Gable, Gene Autry, Mickey Rooney, Ronald Reagan, Charlton Heston, Stan Lee, and many more show business figures.  

Featuring state of the art digital projection and sound systems as well as 35mm and 70mm capabilities, the historic Legion Theater is the only theater in Hollywood owned and operated by veterans. Seating capacity for the renovated Legion Theater is 484 seats.