The Los Angeles Times today takes a look at the latest Hollywood Boulevard sensation, Playhouse, noting that a pre-opening drew so many people that police had to clear the street. The story contains a lot of hyperbolous quotes, almost all from people who have something to gain from the endeavor, which occupies a former theater called the Fox.
I'm not too hopeful about this place in terms of dance music (although it is promoting a "Dirty Sexy House" night -- how original! -- Fridays). Though it's stated that it cost $6 million to open, there's nary a mention of what kind of sound system it has or whether quality DJs will be involved on a regular basis. Rather, the buzz seems to be about how its bartenders dance (Coyote Ugly style?) and how it's going to bring a Vegas vibe to the scene (great). It looks somewhat like a Disneyland-ish theme club through this kind of prism (and boy, the boulevard could use more cheese), but I guess I'll have to see for myself some time.
The piece also notes that one of Playhouse's parnters is turning Nacional and adjacent Holly's into a club called 77 with the disco-ish theme of 1977. No word on whether the core DJ night at Nacional, Monday Social, will stick around to see that.
[Los Angeles Times photo by Jay L. Clendenin].