The Evergreen Stage is a state-of-the-art recording facility and is one of the largest independent sound stages in Los Angeles, California
Formerly owned by DiaDan Holdings Ltd., a Nova Scotia company, the Evergreen Stage has hosted numerous brilliant musicians, from Ray Charles to Frank Sinatra to Beyonce in its storied history.
Its 3000-square foot live room is suitable not only for solo acts but will easily accommodate bands and orchestras with up to 80 musicians. The hub of the control room is its 72-channel neve mixing console and is well-equipped with three isolation booths, a projection screen, and a comprehensive array of gear.
The Evergreen Stage is also the site of the former Magnolia Theatre (also known as the Eiffel Tower Theatre), built in the 1940s by Jack D. Griffin (1892-1951). A California architect known for his Beaux Arts and Italian Renaissance Revival Architecture, Griffin built the theatre in modified French style, and topped it with a 170-foot pylon inspired by the Eiffel Tower. Griffin’s client was Al Minor, who also owned the Major Theatre and briefly, the Burbank Theatre in Los Angeles.
It was renovated in the sixties by new owner Jack Grossman to include a new marquee, air conditioning, a new box office and marble façade. The exterior made its way into a few movies, such as Pushover (1954), Night Moves (1975) and more recently, the Oscar-winning La La Land (2016).
Later, the building gained new life as a recording studio after the Magnolia Theatre closed in 1979, but its relationship with Hollywood continued. The Evergreen Stage was utilized as a sound stage for television (Friends, Dallas) and films (including Back to the Future, Star Trek the Motion Picture and When Harry Met Sally).
DiaDan Holdings Ltd. purchased the studio in 2010 and sold it again in 2017.
Burbank, California, United States of America