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, Adolphe 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.
DIRECTIONS TO THE LEGION THEATER AT POST 43 FROM THE HOLLYWOOD ROOSEVELT:
Exit on Hollywood Blvd. and walk east (to your right) one and a half blocks to N. Highland Avenue. Continue north on N. Highland Avenue 0.4 miles (you will cross Franklin Avenue). Hollywood Post 43 is located on the west side (your left) of Highland Ave. Plan on approximately 15-20 minutes travel time on foot.
PASSHOLDER SHUTTLES TO THE HOLLYWOOD LEGION THEATER AT POST 43
The Festival will be operating a shuttle loop between Ovation Hollywood (formerly the Hollywood and Highland Center) and the Hollywood Legion Theater at Post 43. Note that these shuttles cannot accommodate all passholders and, depending on traffic congestion and signal timing, may not significantly decrease travel time to the Hollywood Legion Theater versus walking. You must present your Festival pass in order to board the shuttle.
The Ovation Hollywood pick up/drop off point is located off N. Orange Drive between Hollywood Boulevard and Franklin Avenue, behind Madame Tussauds. Passholders may board the shuttle for the return trip to Ovation Hollywood in the Post 43 parking lot.
Passholder shuttles to/from Ovation Hollywood and the Hollywood Legion Theater at Post 43 will run on the following schedule:
- Thursday, 4/13, 6:00pm-Midnight
- Friday, 4/14, 8:00am-Midnight
- Saturday, 4/15, 8:00am-Midnight
- Sunday, 4/16, 8:00am-9:30pm
Please note, the Art Deco Bar, downstairs at the Hollywood Legion Theater, will not be open during the Festival.