Los Angeles Historic Theatre Foundation

Los Angeles Historic Theatre Foundation LAHTF is a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting, preserving, restoring and sustaining the operation of Southern California’s historic theatres.
(7)

Announcement from American Cinematheque:We’re excited to announce a collaboration between Netflix and American Cinemathe...
05/29/2020

Announcement from American Cinematheque:

We’re excited to announce a collaboration between Netflix and American Cinematheque to preserve the Egyptian Theatre.

The Egyptian Theatre is a classic and esteemed movie palace originally built in 1922 during the silent film era. American Cinematheque was honored to bring the Egyptian back to life with an extensive renovation in 1998, and together with Netflix we are thrilled to continue this stewardship by restoring it once again for a new generation of film fans to experience movies on the big screen. As part of our new collaboration, the Egyptian Theatre will remain our Hollywood home as we will continue to autonomously curate and program the theatre's Friday, Saturday, and Sunday slate.

Our new collaboration will allow us to provide an unprecedented amount of programming to our Los Angeles theatre-goers, from weekday screenings (as part of our longstanding educational outreach programs), to even more weekend matinee programming and events. The proceeds from the agreement will go directly towards enhancing what we do best - serving our members and preserving cinema culture for generations.

This new relationship will greatly enhance the Egyptian Theatre itself. The historic venue remains to this day an ultimate destination for moviegoers, where it has hosted groundbreaking film festivals and incredible cinematic experiences over the near-century it has been in Hollywood, the movie-making capital of the world. As stewards of cinematic history, we are excited to work with Netflix as they plan exciting renovations that will add state-of-the-art sound for the continued exhibition of 35mm, 70mm, nitrate, and video presentations.

~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~

This is a developing story. LAHTF will post more information as it becomes available.

It seems only fitting to round out Historic Preservation Month with a conversation about historic theatres we have lost....
05/27/2020

It seems only fitting to round out Historic Preservation Month with a conversation about historic theatres we have lost. This Saturday, we take a last look at Downtown for a while by exploring the Biltmore Theatre, Metropolitan Theatre, and Philharmonic Auditorium. In addition to their history, architecture, and stunning design details, we will discuss the magnitude of their loss. This Saturday’s Coffee & Conversation is not to be missed!
.
So that we can continue to keep these events free, limited space is available. 🔗 Register via the link lahtf.org/coffeecon
.
This will fill up quickly! After filling up so fast last weekend, we will keep a short wait list to ensure we can get everyone in that we are able.
.
📷 photo used in artwork is from the Los Angeles Public Library collections

We’re back!  Join us Saturday, May 23 as LAHTF heads back Downtown for Coffee & Conversation at the Mayan and Belasco......
05/21/2020

We’re back! Join us Saturday, May 23 as LAHTF heads back Downtown for Coffee & Conversation at the Mayan and Belasco...virtually of course! We will open Zoom at 9:55am PT and start at 10:00am. Don’t forget your coffee and questions!
.
This event is free and open to all, but space is limited. Registration is required. 🔗 Link - https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_B_8VbR75QmubbqQtFJYUag

LAHTF is thrilled to announce a new virtual series kicking off this Saturday at 10:00am!  While we can’t do our signatur...
05/14/2020

LAHTF is thrilled to announce a new virtual series kicking off this Saturday at 10:00am! While we can’t do our signature behind-the-scenes ALL ABOUT theatre tours, we can come together for coffee and conversation to chat all about them. Join us this Saturday, May 16 as we return to Downtown LA’s historic Globe Theatre…virtually! Don't forget your coffee and questions!

.

This event is free and open to all, but space is limited so registration is required via the link below.

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_kqhmBfasRJSFK2ZN8plFHg

UPDATE: City Councilman Herb Wesson has confirmed the fire occurred in the building next door to the theatre and that da...
04/21/2020

UPDATE: City Councilman Herb Wesson has confirmed the fire occurred in the building next door to the theatre and that damage to the Vision Theater itself was minimal. There was some damage to the west side of the marquee. The cause of the fire is still unclear.
=================================

Fire crews responded to a fire at the Leimert/Vision Theater building in Leimert Park this morning. The fire was reported at 4:35am and fire crews took just 25 minutes to extinguish the blaze which was described by the LAFD as a "roof fire".

The theatre building houses retail units alongside the theatre's entrance and it is as yet unclear which areas were affected by the fire. The cause is being actively investigated this morning.

The theatre has been under restoration by the City of Los Angeles for some time, with the most noticeable recent work being the building of a new stagehouse at the rear of the theatre building

LAHTF will update if we receive further substantial information, in the meantime you can watch coverage from Fox and CBS at the links below:

https://www.foxla.com/news/fire-ignites-at-leimert-park-theatre-with-nearly-90-year-legacy

https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/video/4521680-greater-alarm-fire-breaks-out-at-vision-theater-in-leimert-park/

Photo courtesy CBS Los Angeles.

03/28/2020

Thankfully we will have a reality beyond our homes once again. And just as it always has before (and does especially now), entertainment will help get us through. This time though the theatres, their staff, the crew, and the actors will also need us. When life starts to be more normal and we are able to venture out, please consider booking tickets for a show and showing your support. They will be waiting for you, and we will all be so happy they are 🎭 #worldtheatreday

The LAHTF 2020 Annual Membership Meeting at the Globe Theatre.
03/09/2020

The LAHTF 2020 Annual Membership Meeting at the Globe Theatre.

LAHTF has obtained confirmation from the Nederlander Organization that a fully operative neon vertical sign, without poc...
03/02/2020

LAHTF has obtained confirmation from the Nederlander Organization that a fully operative neon vertical sign, without pock marks or faulty neon, will be installed during the next 1-2 weeks. The new sign will be modeled on the previously existing sign. In addition, we have verified with the City of LA’s Office of Historic Resources that the sign will be in neon and not replaced with LED. We will continue to work with the teams involved and keep you posted on updates as we know them.
.
📸: photo courtesy of @marwinski

Just a quick post with some facts to the rumors flying around the Internet today. The blade sign on the Hollywood Pantag...
03/01/2020
Permit and Inspection Report Detail

Just a quick post with some facts to the rumors flying around the Internet today. The blade sign on the Hollywood Pantages has been issued a permit to “Remove, Restore, and Replace/Re-attach” their existing sign. A representative from the company doing the work indicates that the sign will be down for an extended period of time while the historic restoration work is completed.

Following is a link to the LADBS permit page for this project: https://www.ladbsservices2.lacity.org/OnlineServices/PermitReport/PcisPermitDetail?id1=18048&id2=10000&id3=02573

We do apologize, but in order to use our Online Services we do require Java-script enabled browsers. If you do not know how to enable javascript click on the links below for the browser you are using.

When we secured the neon sign from the Star Theatre eight months ago, we started a fundraising campaign and began the pr...
02/07/2020

When we secured the neon sign from the Star Theatre eight months ago, we started a fundraising campaign and began the process of finding the best specialists for the sign’s needs along with a financial plan. We knew it would be a long process in the beginning with little updates, but also understand the community and supporters need more of them. LAHTF is nearly wrapped up on the RFP process and will have a full statement and proposed next steps around the first of March for the community to weigh in on. We are adamant in ensuring the community and supporters of the Star are included in what lies ahead.

Please bear with us a few more weeks while we wrap up this stage and bring the conversation back to the community. We know the process is long and the lack of updates seem scary. Rest assured as we have stated from day one, the money you donated for the Star is still held in a separate account and will have a clean report of funds going in and coming out of it. It’s unnerving sometimes when an organization comes in that you may not be familiar with and you put your trust in to them, in to us. We are humbled that you have trusted us this long and we will work hard to keep that going.

LAHTF isn't going anywhere and we are always available for any questions or concerns you may have. We are here with you, for the Star.

Did we mention the amazing freebie giveaways throughout the night? No seriously! We are jealous that we can’t win!  What...
01/31/2020

Did we mention the amazing freebie giveaways throughout the night? No seriously! We are jealous that we can’t win! What are you waiting for? Go get your tickets! 🎟 LINK - tinyurl.com/lahtf2020

(You must forgive all the exclamation points. We are just excited!)

We never tire of stepping foot in to amazing historic theatres! This time we are prepping for our 2020 Annual Membership...
01/30/2020

We never tire of stepping foot in to amazing historic theatres! This time we are prepping for our 2020 Annual Membership Meeting on Sunday, March 8th with our friends at the Globe. Who’s coming down to Broadway to join us?
.
🔗 RSVP via link: tinyurl.com/lahtfglobe
📲 Follow at @globetheatre_la to keep up on all their latest events

Mark your calendars!  LAHTF’s Annual Membership Meeting is being hosted at the Globe Theatre on Sunday, March 8th!  Join...
01/23/2020

Mark your calendars! LAHTF’s Annual Membership Meeting is being hosted at the Globe Theatre on Sunday, March 8th! Join us as we take a look back at 2019, preview 2020, discuss all things Globe, and mingle with friends new and and old!
.
🔗 RSVP via link: tinyurl.com/lahtfglobe
📍Globe Theatre, DTLA

We are less than 3 weeks away!  Red Carpet telecast, mini history tour, Italian dinner, giveaways, no host bar, sweet tr...
01/21/2020

We are less than 3 weeks away! Red Carpet telecast, mini history tour, Italian dinner, giveaways, no host bar, sweet treats...oh, and the biggest awards show of the year! 🎬 What are you waiting for? Get your tickets today and bring your crew! 🎟 link: tinyurl.com/lahtf2020

Los Angeles Historic Theatre Foundation's cover photo
01/17/2020

Los Angeles Historic Theatre Foundation's cover photo

“Brava!” “Truly Epic!”  Dress on theme 👒, come casual 🧢, or go all out 🎩 but be sure to join us at LAHTF’s viewing party...
01/08/2020

“Brava!” “Truly Epic!” Dress on theme 👒, come casual 🧢, or go all out 🎩 but be sure to join us at LAHTF’s viewing party of the year celebrating Hollywood’s Biggest Night!

🎟 TICKETS AVAILABLE via tinyurl.com/lahtf2020
Sunday, 09 February 2020

01/02/2020
“...superb!” “⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️!” “Simply irresistible!” Experience LAHTF’s viewing party of the year!TICKETING NOW OPEN via ww...
12/15/2019

“...superb!” “⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️!” “Simply irresistible!” Experience LAHTF’s viewing party of the year!

TICKETING NOW OPEN via www.tinyurl.com/lahtf2020

HOLLYWOOD’S BIGGEST NIGHT 02.09.2020

12/09/2019

02.09.2020 Mark your calendars! In just 2 months, we celebrate Hollywood’s Biggest Night! And this Thursday, LAHTF Members receive early access and discounted tickets to our viewing party at Hollywood’s historic Raleigh Studios.

Not a member? Join today at https://www.lahtf.org General tickets go on sale Sunday, 12.15.2019

We are so excited to announce restoration artist Amy Higgins is joining our ALL ABOUT at the TCL Chinese Theatre tomorro...
11/02/2019

We are so excited to announce restoration artist Amy Higgins is joining our ALL ABOUT at the TCL Chinese Theatre tomorrow! Amy restored many of the historic features in the early 2000s and she’s back for more. Tour attendees will get a sneak peek in to her process and new projects inside the theatre!
.
🎟 tickets will be on sale at the door from 8a - 9a Saturday
🔗 online ticket sales until Midnight www.lahtf.org/chinesetheatre2019
©️ Amy Higgins, 2001
.
Don’t forget to stay for TERMINATOR: DARK FATE in IMAX at 12:45pm for a *FREE medium popcorn and soda 🍿🥤 Tickets at https://tinyurl.com/imaxterminator or the box office
(*Must purchase tickets to both tour and movie to receive)

Los Angeles Historic Theatre Foundation's cover photo
11/01/2019

Los Angeles Historic Theatre Foundation's cover photo

JUST ADDED: We are thrilled to announce two of the top experts from IMAX are joining our ALL ABOUT the TCL CHINESE THEAT...
11/01/2019

JUST ADDED: We are thrilled to announce two of the top experts from IMAX are joining our ALL ABOUT the TCL CHINESE THEATRE on Saturday for a can’t miss conversation on the IMAX technology and advancements in digital presentations! To celebrate, we are throwing it back to the equipment delivery in 2013 for an overnight install where LAHTF was overseeing the protection of the historic elements.
.
🎟 tickets are still available
🔗 www.lahtf.org/chinesetheatre2019
©️ LAHTF, 2013
.
Don’t forget to stay for TERMINATOR: DARK FATE in IMAX at 12:45pm for a *FREE medium popcorn and soda 🍿Tickets at https://tinryurl.com/imaxterminator or the box office
(*Must purchase tickets to both tour and movie to receive)

EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT: Next Saturday, join us for the tour and stay for the movie!  Guests coming to the ALL ABOUT tour ...
10/28/2019

EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT: Next Saturday, join us for the tour and stay for the movie! Guests coming to the ALL ABOUT tour AND buying tickets for the 12:45pm showing of TERMINATOR: DARK FATE in IMAX will receive a complimentary medium popcorn and soda courtesy of our friends at the TCL CHINESE THEATRE! It must be the 12:45p IMAX showing and show your proof of purchase at the theatre to receive this treat. We hope you to see you there!
.
🎟 on sale now!
🔗 ALL ABOUT link - www.lahtf.org/chinesetheatre2019
🔗 TERMINATOR: DARK FATE link - tinyurl.com/IMAXterminator

Only 3 days away from the LA premiere of GOING ATTRACTIONS: The Definitive Story of the Movie Palace followed by a Q&A w...
10/22/2019

Only 3 days away from the LA premiere of GOING ATTRACTIONS: The Definitive Story of the Movie Palace followed by a Q&A with filmmaker April Wright and LAHTF’s Escott Norton! Join us at the Fine Arts or one of the screenings around LA through the weekend. Tickets are on sale now!
.
Tickets and Trailer are available at 🔗: https://www.laemmle.com/film/going-attractions-definitive-story-movie-palace

How much are we all loving the trial lighting happening at the Tower Theatre?In more renovation news:  Ghost signs on th...
10/21/2019

How much are we all loving the trial lighting happening at the Tower Theatre?

In more renovation news: Ghost signs on the 8th St façade have been covered with a protective layer and terracotta wall tile restoration has started.

Graffiti is being addressed as part of the terracotta restoration. The stained-glass window over the Broadway entrance has been protected while work is taking place.

As a reminder, LAHTF is in contact with the design team and architects running the project and is closely monitoring progress at the Tower Theatre.

📷: ©️ Mike Hume / LAHTF

Only 2 weeks away!  Yesterday we visited the TCL CHINESE THEATRE to finalize the day and oh my do we have fun goodies to...
10/19/2019

Only 2 weeks away! Yesterday we visited the TCL CHINESE THEATRE to finalize the day and oh my do we have fun goodies to announce in the coming days. All we can say right now is you definitely do not want to miss this! If you haven’t purchased your tickets yet, click the link in our bio and get yours today. If you want to volunteer for the team, send us a note. This tour will be unlike one we’ve done before. Stay tuned for announcements rolling out Monday! #countingdownthedays
.
🎟 On sale now!
🔗 https://www.lahtf.org/chinesetheatre2019

Work continues on the forthcoming flagship Apple Store at the Tower Theatre, where we're now starting to see exterior de...
10/19/2019

Work continues on the forthcoming flagship Apple Store at the Tower Theatre, where we're now starting to see exterior developments taking place.

By far the most noticeable change at the Tower – and only at night – is a new lighting scheme being trialed on the 8th St façade and the clock tower.

We're not entirely sure how long it has been since the Tower's iconic clock face was last lit up, but we're delighted to see it lit again! If you pop by at night, be sure to tag us in your photos so we can see and share!

Peeking behind the scenes with film historian Leonard Maltin and filmmaker April Wright at the Theatre at Ace Hotel for ...
10/15/2019

Peeking behind the scenes with film historian Leonard Maltin and filmmaker April Wright at the Theatre at Ace Hotel for the documentary GOING ATTRACTIONS: The Definitive Story of the Movie Palace premiering at the Fine Arts on Wilshire October 24th. We are excited to help celebrate the LA theatrical run at various Laemmle theatres and join the Q&As after the screenings! Get your tickets today!
.
Tickets and Trailer are available at 🔗 https://www.laemmle.com/film/going-attractions-definitive-story-movie-palace

We are three weeks away from our first ALL ABOUT at the TCL CHINESE THEATRE (née Grauman’s) in six years!  We are chatti...
10/13/2019

We are three weeks away from our first ALL ABOUT at the TCL CHINESE THEATRE (née Grauman’s) in six years! We are chatting all things history and IMAX, plus going behind the scenes to peek in the nooks and crannies normally off limits to the public. Who’s joining us?
.
🎟 tickets on sale now!
🔗 https://www.lahtf.org/chinesetheatre2019
📷 @historictheatrephotography

LAHTF returns to the world famous TCL CHINESE THEATRE to present our signature ALL ABOUT behind-the-scenes tour on Satur...
10/09/2019

LAHTF returns to the world famous TCL CHINESE THEATRE to present our signature ALL ABOUT behind-the-scenes tour on Saturday, November 2nd at 9:00 am. Join us as we explore this iconic theatre for the first times since the 2013 IMAX conversion! Special tour details coming soon! LAHTF Members have early access to tickets now and at a discounted price. Not a member yet? Join today!
.
🔗 https://www.lahtf.org/all-about-tcl-chinese-theatre-2019/

The Earl Carroll Theatre has a new tenant!  After working with the property owners behind the scenes for the last 18 mon...
09/25/2019

The Earl Carroll Theatre has a new tenant! After working with the property owners behind the scenes for the last 18 months to secure a tenant for the legendary venue, we couldn’t be more excited to see the tradition of entertainment continuing upon completion of the planned restoration. For more information and to read the press release from partners Thaddeus Smith and Brian Levian, head to the link below.
.
🔗 https://www.lahtf.org/earlcarroll/

Youth voting in action for the Westlake Theatre!  We’d love to hear from you, too! Comment below on what you’d like to s...
08/26/2019

Youth voting in action for the Westlake Theatre! We’d love to hear from you, too! Comment below on what you’d like to see reactive the Westlake.

About last night...with Art, Mike, Joe, Wendell, Escott, and Tiffany (she was off playing hopscotch with the kids!). The...
08/24/2019

About last night...with Art, Mike, Joe, Wendell, Escott, and Tiffany (she was off playing hopscotch with the kids!). These concerts are free and LA’s Got Talent is up Sunday afternoon. Who’s coming to join in the fun tomorrow and chat all things Westlake at MacArthur Park?
.
📸: @levitt.la
🔗: levittlosangeles.org

Address

Post Office BOX 79172
Los Angeles, CA
90079-0172

Alerts

Be the first to know and let us send you an email when Los Angeles Historic Theatre Foundation posts news and promotions. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Contact The Business

Send a message to Los Angeles Historic Theatre Foundation:

Videos

Category

Nearby cinemas


Other Movie Theaters in Los Angeles

Show All