ALL ABOUT Royce Hall - For the first time LAHTF will present our ALL ABOUT behind-the-scenes tour of the iconic Royce Hall on the UCLA campus. Purchase tickets today for this special tour. LAHTF Members get $10 off. Click HERE for more information.
The Westlake Theatre in the McArthur Park area was last used as a swap meet and has been shuttered for many years. LAHTF Board members have toured the grand old theatre and are trying to help find the right buyers. After an earlier attempt to find potential developers for the theatre and adjacent parcels to be used for affordable housing, The Westlake theatre is on the market by itself. This beautiful venue needs a lot of work, but has great potential. Offers are due on August 10th, for more information, contact Escott@LAHTF.org
LAHTF is pleased to announce that the Alex Theatre was the recipient of the 2016 Theatre of the Year Award and Andrea Humberger received the 2016 Gold Star for Distinguished Service. Awards were presented on Sunday, May 21 in the Alex Theatre forecourt, followed by a free backstage tour of the 91 year old Theatre for attendees. Congratulations!
Our First ALL ABOUT Tour was also our first tour of the San Gabriel Mission Playhouse. The gracious management of the Playhouse gave us complete access to behind the scenes areas not open to the public. We were also treated to a live demonstration and mini-concert on the Mighty Wurlitzer by Edward Torres of LATOS.
Our Event in the recently discovered S. Charles Lee home was made even more memorable by our special surprise guest, Lee's only child, Connie Keiter. After Eric Lynxwiler's wonderful slide presentation, he interviewed Ms. Keiter and members of her family about her famous father. Attendees also enjoyed a lovely reception and self guided tours of the home.
Thanks to all who joined us for the ALL ABOUT tour of the 1927 MAYAN Theatre! We will be posting photos of the tour shortly. Thanks to the Club Mayan team for generously allowing us access, and our LAHTF Volunteers for all of your hard work!
LAHTF continues to work with a coalition of preservation organizations including Hollywood Heritage and the LA Conservancy on the Hollywood Warner Theatre. We are very concerned that the Warner, a crucial part of the Hollywood Theatre District, be reopened as a theatre. Councilman Mitch O'Farrell has gone on record about the theatre's importance, and our coalition has met multiple times with his planning staff and the building owners.
What is the latest news on the Huntington Park Warner Theatre? Click here to read LAHTF's statement on the current status of this beautiful 1930 movie palace.
As work progresses we will update this page.
Here is some background and an update on the Inglewood Fox from LAHTF Board Member Anne Cheek La Rose. Anne has worked on saving the Inglewood Fox for many years, and probably knows more about the situation than anyone. CLICK for the full story and photos. If you have any questions please contact Escott@LAHTF.org and he will pass on your message.
The 3rd Night on Broadway on January 28th was a huge success! LAHTF had information tables in many theatres and shared the history of the theatres and the Theatre District with thousands of attendees. Plans are already underway for next year! CLICK HERE for more information.