Last time I was in Los Angeles, I visited this hotel with a family member. I thought it was very charming. Before almost anyone can visit movies, TV, and world travel, they own these "panoramic theaters", where you can get a glimpse of distant lands. This is the last one---climbing the stairs, you will find yourself on the central observation deck, surrounded by the Arctic scenery, accompanied by the howling wind. Unless you can imagine going back to the early 1900s and imagine the North Pole they would never see with their own eyes, they will be very humorous and may be caught off guard. The garden is also nice.
I love this place in the West Adams Historic District offering both a glimpse of how a movie theater would've been at the height of the silent movie era, as well as its function today as a celebration of the visual arts in-the-round. The Panorama is a 360º work of art to give viewers the impression of a continuous space: think of it as the 18th Century equivalent of an IMAX screen. This is offbeat, quirky LA at its best.