THEATRE WATCH ALERT!
The Warner Huntington Park Canvassing Day
This Saturday, April 11, LAHTF, in cooperation with local community activists, will walk Pacific Avenue during the annual Primavery Street Festival, spreading the word about our vision of a restored Warner Theatre. We will be showing photos of the interior, and sharing all of the ways we thing a theatre use will compliment and support the local business and residential community.
While the owners are moving forward with their plans to adaptively reuse the interior for retail use, they are supportive of our efforts to look for alternatives. An important part of convincing potential funding sources that the theatre should be preserved is showing that the community WANTS a theatre, that is why we are making this effort on Saturday. If you would like to help, please contact Escott at Escott@LAHTF.org.
ALL ABOUT Tour of the Theatre at Ace Hotel
Our tour of the United Artists Theatre, now known as the Theatre at Ace Hotel, was a great success! Visitors were treated to a great presentation by Historian Ed Kelsey, followed by four different in-depth docent-led tour loops, allowing access to both public areas and backstage areas.
Highlights included going on stage and back into the "green room", and a demonstration of the color LED lighting system.
After the tour, LAHTF presented our two annual awards. See the right column for details.
Special Thanks to our amazing volunteers, and to the team at the Theatre at Ace Hotel for their generosity.
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)