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Who We Are
The Los Angeles Historic Theatre Foundation is a non-profit, tax exempt membership and volunteer-powered organization.
The Los Angeles Historic Theatre Foundation is a spirited organization pursuing excellence and innovation in the creation of unique arts and entertainment destinations that bring together commercial and non-profit historic theatre enterprises. LAHTF aims to present a thoughtfully curated variety of quality film and performing arts events, advance arts education, and support communities interested in reviving historic theatres as catalysts for the arts, entertainment, new businesses, and residential living. Successful historic theatre projects build community and strengthen economic development and vitality.
Historic theatres are the bricks and mortar legacies of the visionary showmen who built them. Movie palaces, vaudeville houses, legit stages, all showcase something uniquely American, an architectural daring that mixed many styles into an improbably unified whole – a dream palace. The architecture of fantasy transformed audiences, it created an immersive experience that inspired and entertained, transported them from the cares of the day to a magical land where troubles disappear and dreams come true. Within its walls, each historic theatre spans generations of cultural, social and popular American entertainment. In these auditoriums, from these stages and screens, minds were opened, hearts were touched, romances bloomed and lives were changed. Historic theatres are repositories of memories and meaning. LAHTF protects and preserves the few remaining theatres constructed during the first half of the 20th Century. We are determined to ensure that these extraordinary theatres will endure and entertain for generations to come. Join with us. Your contributions and participation makes the LAHTF possible.
Support the LAHTF
The strength of LAHTF is founded on our volunteer base. There are so many ways to help, from an hour or two a week at home, doing research on a favorite theatre to becoming an experienced docent leading theatre tours. If you have a special skill to offer, please contact us.Volunteer
We offer 4 Basic Membership levels, from the most affordable $35 Basic and the $60 Household level that covers up to 6 family members, up to the Artist level ($100-$499). Each level offers an increased variety of Member Benefits and all include discounts on LAHTF events and merchandise.Basic Membership
Our Premium Membership levels start at $500 and include all of the Basic member benefits and much more. Members who join at $1000 or more are entered into the exclusive Marquee Club, which includes invitations to private functions and special benefits for club members only.Premium Membership
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- Tomorrow: DOUBLE INDEMNITY, 1 of our fav film noirs at the Million Dollar Theatre in #dtla hosted by Vintage LA doubleindemnity.bpt.me
5 days ago
- RT @avoidingregret: The @AlexTheatre's New Restoration #mydayinLA @tropicostation @Official_LAHTF @movie_theaters bit.ly/1mSJ8rJ ht…
6 days ago
- RT @mxms: The 99 year old #globetheaterla lives again ! @DTLA_Broadway @josehuizar @HistoricCore @Official_LAHTF
4 weeks ago
- RT @DTLA_Broadway: YES! 7:30pm!@GlobeTheatreLA: Ready ?
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4 weeks ago
- RT @HistoricCore: Relighting of the @GlobeTheatreLA marquee on June 24th! @DTLA_Broadway @Official_LAHTF @LAConservancy via @epgla http://t…
1 month ago
- RT @CuteSophiaLoren: The @ChineseTheatres got major props today wp.me/p3lfby-vb I was there w/@DigneyMarioPR @Official_LAHTF @HandHC…
2 months ago
- RT @ChineseTheatres: We're "Entertain[ing] and transporting audiences" all day, everyday! @Official_LAHTF #LAHTF
2 months ago
- RT @ChineseTheatres: "Best theatres in the world" @Official_LAHTF #IMAX #tclchinesetheatres #tcl http://t.co/Cnxw3yRwk2
2 months ago