California Bowling Architecture 1954–1964
900 E. 4th Street, Los Angeles CA 90013
Tue–Fri 11 am–5 pm, Sat/Sun 12 am–6 pm

Through rarely seen photographs, drawings, and original artifacts, take a peek into this lost world of extreme architecture- a time when one in four Americans considered themselves bowlers, when glitzy 50-lane pleasure palaces were open 24 hours a day, and experience the leisure lifestyle of Bowlarama.

This exhibition is curated by Chris Nichols. Nichols is a longtime preservationist who has worked to save historic mid-century buildings for 25 years. He is former chairman of the Los Angeles Conservancy Modern Committee and is currently on the board of Hollywood Heritage. He is an editor and columnist at Los Angeles magazine.

This exhibition is sponsored by Bowlmor AMF, PINZ Bowling Center, International Bowling Industry magazine, and the Bowling Centers of Southern California.