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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
Please join us for our next All About, at the beautiful Warner Grand Theatre in San Pedro. If you have never seen this theatre, this will be your best chance!
The Warner Grand Theatre in San Pedro, the first sound-equipped theatre in the South Bay, opened to the public on January 20, 1931, with a star-studded gala premier. Jack Warner christened it “The Castle of Your Dreams,” created by its chief architect B. Marcus Priteca and designer A.T. Heinsbergen. Priteca later designed Hollywood’s famous Pantages Theatre and many others.
Tierra Blanca Arts Center, a 501C3 nonprofit organization, is proud to present the 6th Annual Semblanza Latinoamericana 2014, “Europe in America”.
Los Angeles Historic Theatre Foundation docents will be offering tours of the historic Los Angeles Theatre before the program.
TBAC has been serving the community since 2003. TBAC was founded under the firm conviction that the arts and culture have the power to break down the invisible barriers that often keep our multicultural community from truly living in harmony.
Semblanza Latinoamericana offers the opportunity to the emerging and established folk dance companies to share our cultures, by performing in this celebrated event.
Join us as we come together to explore our traditions and celebrate the wonderful legacy of the European cultures in the Americas
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