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La Shrine Auditorium è il più grande auditorim teatrale del Nord America con i suoi 6300 posti a sedere e un annesso Expo Center ‘Santuario’ di 54.000 metri quadrati.
Nel corso degli anni lo Shrine è stato scelto come location per la West Coast degli American Music Awards, BET Awards, i Grammys, Screen Actors Guild Awards, immagine NAACP Awards, gli Academy Awards e le rappresentazioni del Teatro Bolshoi e del Kirov American Ballet Theater e del compianto Rudolph Nureyev. Un palcoscenico che ha ospitato i grandi personaggi della musica tra cui, Frank Sinatra, Bruce Springsteen, Liza Minnelli, il compianto Sammy Davis, Michael Jackson, Kenny Rogers, i Beach Boys, Linda Ronstadt e Dionne Warwick, così come Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey , Celine Dion e di Hootie and the Blowfish. Ha ospitato inoltre numerose proiezioni di film, spettacoli di varietà e spettacoli privati.
Il Santuario Expo Center è stata anche sede di una varietà eclettica di eventi quali saloni, mostre di antiquariato, fiere nazionali, seminari, convegni, mostre commerciali internazionali, varietà di danze etniche e cene e altro ancora.
La gestione Shrine Auditorium fornisce non solo le sue strutture e le apparecchiature per gli eventi ma anche personale esperto per ogni esigenza.
La prima costruzione del Shrine Auditorium è stata completata nel 1906. Nel gennaio del 1920, l'Auditorium viene distrutto da un incendio. Dopo sei anni di pianificazione e ricerca di finanziamenti il nuovo Auditorium è stato ricostruito sullo stesso sito dell'originale.
Santuario Expo Center
La Shrine Auditorium e Centro Expo è situato alla confluenza delle pricipali autostrade e vicino ad altri importanti punti di interesse culturale. Nei pressi troviamo: la University of Southern California. il Los Angeles Sports Arena, il Los Angeles Coliseum, l’Exposition Park, il Dodger Stadium e musei, negozi e altri teatri.
The Shrine Auditorium comprises the single largest proscenium style stage in North America with a free standing balcony, providing over 6,300 seats and an adjoining 54,000 square foot Exposition Center.
Over the years, the Shrine Auditorium and Expo Center has been selected as the West Coast location for the American Music Awards, BET Awards, the Grammys, Screen Actors Guild Awards, NAACP Image Awards, the Academy Awards and performances of the Kirov, Bolshoi and American Ballet Theater, as well as the late Rudolph Nureyev. Appearances have been made by entertainment greats including, Frank Sinatra, Bruce Springsteen, Liza Minnelli, the late Sammy Davis, Jr., Michael Jackson, Kenny Rogers, the Beach Boys, Linda Ronstadt and Dionne Warwick, as well as Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Celine Dion and Hootie and the Blowfish. The Shrine has accommodated numerous movie screenings, variety shows, religious gatherings of all faiths, private shows, location shoots and various benefits and fundraisers.
The Shrine Expo Center has also been home to an eclectic variety of events such as auto shows, antique shows, location shoots, domestic trade shows, seminars, conventions, international trade exhibits, a variety of ethnic dances and dinners, baseball card and comic book conventions, and more. No matter how big or how small, the Shrine Auditorium and Expo Center can accommodate any number of events.
The Shrine Auditorium management provides not only its facilities and equipment to clients, but expert service as well, including an in-house Graphics/Video department and public relations services. Our staff consists of accommodating and knowledgeable personnel to assist in all aspects of event planning, including technical, creative, catering, promotional, and security efforts.
Over 60 years old, the Auditorium is recognized as a historical monument. The Shrine is privately owned and operated by the Al Malaikah Auditorium Company. The original Shrine Auditorium was completed in 1906. On January 11, 1920, the Auditorium burned to the ground. It took six years of planning and funding before the new Auditorium was completed. Once rebuilt on the same site of the original Auditorium, the facility was unique among the theater structures because of its size, versatility and unique interior and exterior design.
The Shrine Auditorium and Expo Center is conveniently located to major freeways and points of interest. A part of the emerging cultural center of Los Angeles, the Shrine Auditorium is located across the street from the University of Southern California. The Los Angeles Sports Arena, the Los Angeles Coliseum, Exposition Park and Museums, shopping and theaters are all nearby. The Shrine is also within a few miles of Dodger Stadium.
The Al Malaikah Center is part of the Shrine fraternity that was founded in 1872 as an adjunct of the Masonic fraternity, the oldest and largest fraternal organization in the world. Shriners are a social fraternity committed to fraternal fellowship and the organization sponsors the "World's Greatest Philanthropy" the Shriners Hospitals for Children. The Al Malaikah Shrine was established in 1888 and is one of 191 Shrine Centers with nearly 500,000 Shriners nationwide.