LAHTF will host a virtual conversation all about The Showplace of the Golden West! Join us on Saturday as we explore the demolished Carthay Circle Theatre from 1926 through 1969. It may be replicated at Disney, but it will never be the same. Don’t forget your coffee and questions!
The webinar is free and open to all however pre-registration is required. Click here to register!
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 at the 104-year-old Raleigh Studios in Hollywood in February 2020 to celebrate the biggest awards show of the year!
LAHTF returned to Hollywood's world famous TCL CHINESE THEATRE in October 2019 with our signature ALL ABOUT behind-the-scenes tour.
Patrons were treated to exclusive backstage access, insight into historic preservation techniques, and even a Q&A with top experts from IMAX!
The legendary Earl Carroll Theatre announces a new tenant and lease on life.
LAHTF is thrilled to see a new tenant announced for the historic Earl Carroll Theatre. After working with the property owners behind the scenes for the last 18 months to secure a new tenant for the legendary venue, we couldn’t be more excited to see the tradition of entertainment continuing upon completion of the planned restoration. In the coming weeks, we look forward to hearing more and seeing a broader scope of plans for the restoration work being laid out by their team.
Historic-Cultural Monument status granted for the Million Dollar Theatre.
On July 2nd the City Council voted unanimously to grant Historic-Cultural Monument status to the Million Dollar Theatre.
LAHTF is grateful to the owners, Langdon Street Capital, for their forward-thinking application which will help preserve and protect Sid Grauman’s groundbreaking 1918 theatre for future generations. We were happy to support the application and speak in favor of it when presented to the Cultural Heritage Commission for consideration.
UPDATE 17 June, 2019 – Star Theater is demolished.
It is a dark day in La Puente. S. Charles Lee’s one-of-a-kind Star Theater was demolished this morning to make way for 22 condos. LAHTF is working behind the scenes to try to save the Star Sign, but the theatre is gone.
The architects for CAP UCLA’s renovation of the Crest Theatre were announced today, 25th March 2019.
CAP UCLA notes that BAR Architects has a deep-rooted connection to the Crest Theatre dating back to the late 1980s when they were selected by Disney to renovate the 1940s theatre.
LAHTF will continue to consult with the CAP UCLA team as plans evolve.
To read the CAPU UCLA press release click here.