The Evergreen Stage, formerly of DiaDan Studios Inc., is a Los Angeles recording studio with a storied history which was previously owned by holding company DiaDan Holdings Ltd. For 40 years, the Evergreen Stage has been a premier recording environment, hosting some of the music industry’s biggest stars, including Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Paul McCartney, Michael Jackson and Ray Charles. It also happens to be one of the largest independent soundstages in the greater Los Angeles area.
Featuring a 3,000 square foot live room, the studio can accommodate up to 80 musicians with ease, making it suitable for orchestras and live bands, in addition to solo artists.
The Evergreen Stage’s list of film projects includes Back to the Future, When Harry Met Sally, Star Trek and the Blues Brothers. The Evergreen Stage has also been used to record sound for a number of television shows, such as Friends and Dallas.
Before hosting a recording studio, the building housed a well-known movie theatre. The Magnolia Theatre opened in the 1940s and was known for its French and Italian inspired architecture. The theatre’s exteriors were used in the 1954 film Pushover, in 1975’s Night Moves and in 2016’s La La Land.
The Magnolia closed as a theatre in 1979 and subsequently re-opened as a recording studio, offering state-of-the-art facilities. DiaDan Holdings Ltd. is a private holding company which purchased the recording studio in 2010 and sold it in 2016.