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Published: 2013/04/26

L.A.‘s Gibson Amphitheatre Will Close to Make Way For Harry Potter Theme Park

The Gibson Amphitheatre at Universal Studios in Los Angeles has announced that it will shut its doors for good come September, when the buildings lease agreement comes to an end. The 6000 person amphitheater, which opened in 1972, will be demolished to make way for the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Throughout the years the venue has hosted musical legends such as Bob Dylan, Bob Marley, Miles Davis, Johnny Cash, David Bowie, Stevie Wonder, and Frank Sinatra, as well as other icons like Barack Obama and Pope John Paul II. Events that were scheduled to take place after the demolition date will be moved to other locations. Special lineups to mark the theaters closing will be revealed soon.  


There are 4 comments associated with this post

Icon? April 26, 2013, 15:41:46

Barack Obama is far from an icon. He’s more of a iputz.

Jan April 26, 2013, 16:56:44

I can’t believe it what a joke!

danekrator April 26, 2013, 19:19:58

saw so many great shows there too bad!!

Grace Gilmore April 29, 2015, 07:46:18

I have seen the concert of Mr Nelson (Ricky Nelson) in this theatre. The concert was last 11 August 1985, (if I remember it right), then after 4 months 31 December 1985. he had an accident. You know what it is.!. What a lost of theatre and a rock and roll legend. I wish he still alive up to now and I try to write to him. Anyway, Mr Nelson, probably… he’s teaching the angels to sing upstairs. Good luck to the new theatre, how ever it may look for the americans. !

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