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!
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.
On April 2, Conundrum Theatre Co. in partnership with Friends of the Rialto presented Showtune, a live musical revue celebrating the words and music of Jerry Herman, at the historic Rialto Theatre. Hundreds of people of all ages attended to hear the live band in the orchestra pit and eight performers singing and dancing on the Rialto stage once again! For more info: www.FriendsoftheRialto.org
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.
Plans are already underway for the 3rd Night on Broadway, an evening of arts, entertainment, & culture celebrating the 9th anniversary of Councilmember José Huizar’s Bringing Back Broadway. Save the date: January 28, 2017! LAHTF has been part of the planning for this great event from the beginning, come see free live shows in 7 Historic Theatres all on one night! CLICK HERE for more information.
The 90th Birthday Gala for the Rialto Theatre was a great success! The Next step for Friends of the Rialto is to connect with potential donors and investors needed to make their vision for the future of the Rialto Theatre a reality! Thanks to LAHTF for the support! Click Here to join the Friends of the Rialto Mailing List
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.