The historic Wiltern re-opened on October 15, 2002, with a major $1.5 million makeover and three sold out Bob Dylan concerts, followed by a sold-out Rolling Stones concert in November. 1, 2002 fixed seats have been removed, the slanted floor has been sculpted into five tiers rising away from the front of the stage and the balcony retains its fixed seats for about 1,000 people. The main floor now has a flexible setup and holds from 900 to 1,400 depending upon the setup. The lobby and exterior got a face-lift and the venue will now serve food and cocktails.
The Wiltern was built in 1931 and is an excellent example of Art Deco. The Wiltern is owned by Clear Channel Entertainment's Los Angeles music division. Clear Channel Entertainment, formerly known as SFX, is a
subsidiary of Clear Channel Communications, Inc.
For a listing of upcoming concerts: www.livenation.com