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The latest from the LAHTF
On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of HAIR - The American Tribal Love-rock Musical, Michael Butler, the Broadway Producer who brought the musical to its greatest fame and popularity, is producing a new production with performances April 20 to June 20 at the Downtown Palace Theatre at 630 S. Broadway. For more information, Click Here.
We've added a new section on our website. Please click ADVOCACY on the menu to visit our new page with updates on many of the important issues we are working on behind the scenes. Our most recent success story is the Earl Carroll Theatre. LAHTF worked with our preservation coalition for over 2 years to get the developer to preserve the theatre. CLICK HERE for more details.
ALL ABOUT Royce Hall - For the first time LAHTF presented our ALL ABOUT behind-the-scenes tour of the iconic Royce Hall on the UCLA campus. Attendees learned about the unique history of this building, and explored from the balcony to the basement. LAHTF members got to go on a special "tour loop" and enjoyed a members-only reception in the theatre Green Room. Join today for more members-only events!
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!
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.
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 usher or an experienced docent leading theatre tours during our ALL ABOUT Tours. All are welcome. We will provide all the necessary training and information, and best of all, you get to work with great people in beautiful historic theatres!
Whether you have a special skill to offer or just want to help but don't know what to do, please contact us.Volunteer
Be a Member
We offer 5 Membership levels, from the most affordable $35 Basic and the $60 Household level for a family as large as 6, up to the Artist level ($100-$499). The Producer level includes all contribution levels above $500. Each level offers an increased variety of Member Benefits and all include discounts on LAHTF events and merchandise. Members who join at $1000 or more are entered into the exclusive Marquee Club, which includes invitations to private functions for Club members only. Click the botton to join online or mail a check to "Los Angeles Historic Theatre Foundation" PO BOX 79172, Los Angeles, California 90079JOIN or RENEW
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