The building was once the home of Hollywood Lodge No. 355. The lodge abandoned and sold the building, and moved to the San Fernando Valley - much to the regret of many. A lot of Hollywood stars were members of that lodge in the 1920’s and 1930’s, and there is a story that there was a tunnel connecting the building with the theater so that they could attend lodge and avoid the crush of fans outside in the street.
From Wor. John L. Cooper III