Our next ALL ABOUT Theatre Tour will be May 20, 2017 at Sid Grauman's Million Dollar Theatre! May is Preservation Month, so in addition to the historic presentation and behind the scenes theatre tour, we will have an exclusive hands-on demonstration of preservation techniques with Evan Wilson from Legrande Studios. CLICK HERE for more information and tickets
LAHTF is pleased to announce the recipients of the annual Theatre of the Year Award and Gold Star for Distinguished Service, respectively, for 2016. Awards of Recognition will be presented on Sunday, May 21 at 11am at the Alex Theatre, followed by a free backstage tour of the 91 year old Theatre. To reserve a spot on the tour, call 818-243-2611 x15 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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 Westlake Theatre in the McArthur Park area has been shuttered for a while after being used for a swap meet for many years. LAHTF Board members recently took a tour of the grand old theatre with City officials. An RFP has been distributed, looking for developers to restore the theatre as a performing arts venue. LAHTF will be consulting with all parties and stay on top of any breaking news concerning the Westlake Theatre.