Inside the Den at The Mayan Theater

Panic! At The Disco


The Mayan Theater, located in the heart of the historic theater district of Downtown Los Angeles, is a landmark former movie palace built in 1927. The ornate decorations of the building celebrate that of the Mayan Revival, a popular architectural style during the 1920s and 1930s. Though it shut its doors as a theater for musicals, the building was preserved, and The Mayan officially reopened on February 14, 1990 as a nightclub in the underground music scene. The Mayan has also served as a location for many feature films, such as “The Bodyguard,” “Night at The Roxbury,” “Save the Tiger,” “Be Cool,” and “The Replacement Killers.” Today, the Mayan continues to be deeply ingrained in music, pop culture, and entertainment in Los Angeles. It is one of the few remaining original theaters left in the city, and is designated a “Historic Cultural Monument.