Santa Monica Civic Auditorium
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The landmark Santa Monica Civic Auditorium opened in 1958 as a public gathering place for cultural, educational, and community events. Designed by noted architect Welton Beckett, the classic Streamline Moderne building is as the architectural focal point for the southern sector of Santa Monica's Civic Center.

Regular operation of the Civic Auditorium was suspended in June 2013, due to the loss of redevelopment funds needed to rehabilitate the facility.