- $9 for one general-admission ticket to Inferno (up to $16.82 value)
- When: Wednesday, October 29, at 9 p.m.
- Where: Exchange LA
- Door time: 8 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees
- M.O.: dancing, flashing lights, and loud, spooky music until 3 a.m.
- DJs: occupy three stages, and include a special surprise artist
- A-OK: costumes—they’re encouraged, but not mandatory
Those who’ve seen The Social Network or watched Heidi Klum host Germany’s Next Top Model have already peeked inside Exchange LA. But behind the Hollywood connections, bright lights, and EDM bass thumps is plenty of history. Soaring 11 stories into the air (the city’s limit at the time of construction) with 40-foot ceilings and art-deco details, the venue opened its limestone and granite doors as the Los Angeles Stock Exchange in 1931. A 90’x74’ trading floor trimmed with balconies served as the anchor, while Eastern, American Indian, and Greek influences imparted a sense of timelessness. Although born into the tumult of the Great Depression, the structure continued its life as a financial hub until 2008. Then, as all buildings do when they reach maturity, it developed a massive cocoon and emerged as a nightclub.