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Next door to the Grand Central Market is a building that didn't show up in my guidebook, the Million Dollar Theater. I love ornate terra cotta facades and this one was the most ornate that I saw in the downtown area, designed in a style called churrigueresque. You can see bison heads, Texas longhorm skulls and dancing women adorning the facade of this building, which can be seen in the attached photo.
The Million Dollar Theater was one of America's first movie palaces, built by Sid Grauman (also responsible for Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood) in 1918 at a cost of, you've guessed it, $1 million.
Although you are no longer allowed inside, there was a 2,200-seat auditorium that resembled a Spanish Colonial cathedral. It was later turned into a church and appears to currently be vacant.
Located at 307 S. Broadway, next to the Grand Central Market
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