One of the few remaining mid-sized and fully equipped proscenium theatres in Los Angeles, the Ricardo Montalbán Theatre is known for its excellent sight-lines & acoustics. It features orchestra, mezzanine & balcony seating & hosts screenings, comedy & musical performances, as well as movies on our rooftop! In its early days, most of the productions here had Latino themes & participants. Venue programming today, consistent with Ricardo Montalbán’s convictions, strives to level the playing field not only for Latinos, but for everyone by embracing the community-at-large & attaining excellence. In recent years, a variety of eclectic professional productions have graced the venue’s performance spaces including Selena, Culture Clash’s Zorro in Hell, The Who’s Tommy, Jesus Christ Superstar, A Night Without Monty Python (with Eric Idle), an evening with comedian Billy Connolly, John Leguizamo’s Ghetto Klown.
The Montalbán’s rooftop oasis is outfitted with a bar, concession stand and full kitchen – provides an open-air movie theater complete with a large projection screen, state-of-the-art projector, noise cancelling headphones, fresh-popped popcorn and even blankets for a chilly night. This year – 2019 – the historic venue celebrates 10 years of rooftop entertainment and enters its fifth year of its ongoing outdoor movie series, now entitled Rooftop Movies at The Montalbán.