After several years of planning and construction, Apple will open its Tower Theatre store on June 24, its website shows. The store will be the technology company’s first in Downtown Los Angeles and represents a new era for a previously vacant historic building in the city’s Historic Broadway Theater District.
Located at the southeastern corner of South Broadway and 8th Street, the theater will open with exterior elements such as its marquee and clock tower refurbished and in working order and its facade repaired.
According to 2019 planning documents on file with the city, the building’s interior has also been significantly refurbished. Working with architecture firm Foster + Partners, Apple has made the 7,650-square-foot building fit for product sales as well as live events and educational courses, according to Urbanize.
The project’s architect of record is LA-based firm Gruen Associates, plans show.
Events will include creative “Today at Apple” sessions held at the former location of the theater’s projection screen, according to 9to5Mac Creative Editor Michael Steeber.
Built in 1927, Tower Theatre was the first theater designed by famous theatre architect S. Charles Lee and the first in the city wired for talking pictures.