Go Metro Weekends, Night on Broadway


Photo by Omar Barcena via Flickr/CC.

Palace, Globe, Million Dollar, Los Angeles, Tower, Orpheum, Ace Hotel…

If you hadn’t guessed, those are the names of the seven historic theaters participating in this year’s “Night on Broadway” community celebration, which is open to the public and very Metro-accessible!

This Saturday evening from 5 to 11 p.m., Broadway will close to vehicular traffic between 3rd Street and 7th Street in downtown Los Angeles, allowing visitors to enjoy the district without cars. Broadway itself will boast a street festival featuring pop-up shops, food trucks, activity zones and a main stage. Guests can also drop in to any of the seven gorgeous theaters, where performances will take place throughout the evening. Here’s the full line-up of events.

Due to street closures and detours, the easiest way to get to “Night on Broadway” will be the Metro Red or Purple Line. Exit at Pershing Square Station and walk a block south to Broadway and 5th Street and you’re at the heart of the action!

“Night on Broadway” is organized by the “Bringing Back Broadway” initiative, which has as its goal the revitalization of the Broadway corridor–including a potential future street car line. Speaking of revitalization, if you’re headed to the festivities this weekend, it’s my personal recommendation that you also check out the newly-reopened Clifton’s Cafeteria on 7th Street and Broadway. We’re talking a mix of summer camp, the Natural History Museum, and a classic, American cafeteria serving all your favorite retro treats–including mac-and-cheese, fried chicken, coleslaw, and don’t forget the jello!

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Woodsy interior at the newly re-opened Clifton’s Cafeteria. Photo by Scott Beale / Laughing Squid via Flickr/CC.


Mmm.. jello… Photo by Sharyn Morrow via Flickr/CC.

Not feeling the Broadway festivities? Here’s more transit-adjacent fun happening this weekend:

1 reply

  1. Dear Metro,

    First, I am a huge supporter and avid Metro user. So here is my question: Why can’t you guys do rail maintenance after metro shuts down at night? There were so many people using the system yesterday for the Broadway street fair, that the platforms looked like day time commuter busy. Why is it that night time/weekend users cannot have reliable service like day time users? The confusion of switching tracks and doing a purple line shuttle confused not only daily users, but all the new people using the system for the first time. This discourages people from using the subway because it seems to be unreliable for many first time users. I cannot tell you how many times I just take a Lyft when the trains are running late. Please be in sync with city. Night time/weekend users would like to have an affordable and reliable train system like daytime users. Do all maintenance after system closes and run trains on time like day time trains. Or at least, plan maintenance during non-civic events.


    Metro user since 1999 – Wilshire Normandie Station – Albert