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Join LAHTF this Saturday as we celebrate the Westlake Theatre's 95th birthday! We revisit the currently-shuttered 1926 theatre in MacArthur Park that has continually held a spot near the top of our annual watch list. This neighborhood theatre was once the jewel of the park before switching hands of ownership several times over the years. Come celebrate the magnificent Westlake, learn its current status, and see the potential it has to shine over the park once again.
The Zoom webinar event will start at 10am (Pacific) on Saturday 25th September 2021 and is free and open to all. Pre-registration is required which you can do, regardless of the final topic, anytime up until the start of the webinar, by clicking here.
Join LAHTF as we celebrate the anniversary of the application to protect the first and largest historic theatre district on the National Register of Historic Places. It's listed different ways on the local and national registers, but no matter how you say it, our historic theatre and entertainment/commercial district is the heart of Downtown Los Angeles. Come along for a virtual trip down Broadway as we explore the contributing theatres that make up the district and the ones we've lost before it was protected. We cover the local, state and national landmarked theatres including each history and current status. You may just be surprised!
This Zoom webinar is at 10am (Pacific timezone) on Saturday 9th October 2021. It is free and open to all however you must register (any time up until the start of the webinar) to join here.
At a special virtual event on 13th March 2021, LAHTF announced its "Theatres at Risk" for 2021.
If you weren't able to attend our event at the time, click here or the image above to watch our 50-minute presentation Los Angeles Theatres at Risk 2021, on YouTube.
In August 2020 the City of San Gabriel announced that, in light of the current economic environment, they will review future operating scenarios for the Mission Playhouse.
One of the potential scenarios is the full closure of the Mission Playhouse in September 2020, which would see all staff terminated, regular maintenance eliminated, and all future events canceled.
LAHTF is in full support of the scenario which focuses on staff retention and keeping the Playhouse open in a limited capacity allowing for live streaming and filming events to continue.
Our annual meeting was held 8th March at the historic Globe Theatre in downtown Los Angeles.
LAHTF members and other interested supporters met our Board of Directors, mingled with other supporters, got an update on LAHTF's activities for the year, and were treated to the in-depth history of the Globe Theatre before embarking on mini tours around the theatre.
Hollywood's Biggest Night
LAHTF returned to the historic Chaplin Theater on the lot of the 104-year-old Raleigh Studios in Hollywood in February 2020 to celebrate the biggest awards show of the year!