The theater where Mia and Seb went to the movies in La La Land has been closed since 2007 (talk about movie magic!), but locals remain nostalgic for this 1925 masterpiece of Spanish Moorish design, which is on the National Register of Historic Places. Although a real-estate developer purchased the building in 2015, so far nothing much has come of that.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby attractions

1. El Molino Viejo

1.32 MILES

While in the Huntington Library area, make a quick detour to this transporting brick-and-adobe structure with creaky wooden floors and exposed timbers in…

2. Tournament House & Wrigley Gardens

1.82 MILES

Chewing-gum magnate William Wrigley spent his winters in the elegant Italian Renaissance–style mansion where the Tournament of Roses Association now…

3. Los Angeles Police Museum

2.14 MILES

Crime fighting goes under the spotlight at Police Station No 11, now better known as the Los Angeles Police Museum. Exhibits trace the history of the LAPD…

4. Richard H Chambers Courthouse

2.15 MILES

On the National Register of Historic Places, this Spanish Colonial Revival–style tower was built during the 1920s and '30s as a resort hotel, sat…

5. California Institute of Technology

2.25 MILES

With 34 Nobel laureates among its faculty and alumni (not to mention that it's the fictional setting of TV's The Big Bang Theory), it’s no surprise that…

6. Norton Simon Museum

2.27 MILES

Rodin’s The Burghers of Calais standing guard by the entrance is only a mind-teasing overture to the full symphony of art in store at this exquisite…

7. Colorado St Bridge

2.29 MILES

Spanning some 150ft above and nearly 1500ft across the Arroyo Seco, this stunning bridge was the world's tallest concrete bridge when it was completed in…

8. Mack & Jackie Robinson Memorial

2.31 MILES

This pair of giant heads depicts the Robinson brothers, groundbreaking athletes who spent their formative years here in Pasadena. Jackie (1919–72) gained…