Fantasia / Fantasia 2000 Benefit for LAHTF
On Sunday June 7, Hollywood celebrates the 75th anniversary of Walt Disney’s “Fantasia” and the 15th anniversary of “Fantasia 2000.” “Fantasia” and “Fantasia 2000” – a pair of animated musical masterpieces – will receive special screenings at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood to benefit the Los Angeles Historic Theatre Foundation. Cinespia, widely known for its successful film series across Los Angeles, will produce the event. Photo booths and special themed cocktails will also be featured at this first-ever back-to-back screenings in Los Angeles of “Fantasia” and “Fantasia 2000.” The Cinespia-LAHTF benefit screening is made possible through the generous participation of the El Capitan Theatre.
Tickets are on sale now, get yours today before they sell out!
THEATRE WATCH ALERT!
The Warner Huntington Park Canvassing Day
On April 11, LAHTF volunteers attended the Carnaval Primavera Festival, spreading the word about our vision of a restored Warner Theatre. We showed photos of the interior and shared all of the ways we think a theatre use will compliment and support the local business and residential community.
We spoke to hundreds of people, and collected almost 400 signatures in just a matter of hours. The reactions were unanimous, everyone we talked to wanted to see the Warner Huntington Park reopen as a THEATRE.
While the owners are continuing with their plans to adaptively reuse the interior, they are supportive of our efforts to look for alternatives. As we speak to potential funding sources we need to show that the community WANTS a theatre, and our time spent in Huntington Park helped to prove just that.
LAHTF presented our Annual Awards at the recent All About at the Theatre at Ace Hotel. Here are our winners for 2014:
2014 THEATRE OF THE YEAR
was awarded to
The Theatre at Ace Hotel
in recognition of the revitalization of the United Artists Theatre (1927)
2014 GOLD STAR FOR DISTINGUISHED SERVICE
was awarded to
ERIK CHOL - The Globe
for his leadership, vision and tenacity in the preservation and adaptive re-use of the Globe (Morosco) Theatre (1913)