The Million Dollar was also noteworthy as the first theatre built as part of a height limit building, the first clear span balcony in town for a major theatre - largely cast concrete. It also had an orchestra pit extending half way upstage to showcase the players. On July 3, 1922 a pit fire occurred during a prologue (there were no injuries) and the pit was later rebuilt along more standard lines. The theatre predominantly showed films from Paramount Pictures since Paramount became a partner in the building in 1919.The theatre has been profiled in popular culture multiple times, including the movies Blade Runner and The Artist. It was also featured in the video game Grand Theft Auto V as the Ten Cent Theatre. Today The Million Dollar Theatre is only open occasionally to the public for special events but tours can be arranged in advance by calling the number provided above. The theatre remains a popular location for both film and television production.