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Showcase of Lansdowne Performing Artists

Lansdowne Theater Marquee

Sunday, May 1, 2016 | 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm | $35 per person

Lansdowne is known for its growing population of performing artists. Join us at the Lansdowne Theater for performances by a sampling of musicians who reside or work in Lansdowne all while supporting a great cause—the ongoing restoration of the theater.

The two hour concert features:

Sycamore Muse–Joe Todaro and Mark Linkins
Shelley Beard
Matthew Lavanish
Kim Robson and Russell Ferrara
Minas–Patricia King Haddad and Orlando Haddad

Admission is $35 per person and may be purchased here.

Please note that tickets will not be issued for this concert. Simply check in at front door of the theater.

Please call the theater office at 610-622-1234 if you would like to purchase tickets using a check.

Proceeds benefit the ongoing restoration of the Lansdowne Theater.

Lansdowne Theater Launches Online Store

The Historic Lansdowne Theater Corporation has created an online retail store. The store allows you to purchase tickets to special events at the theater, t-shirts, sweatshirts and tote bags. There are other great items relating to Lansdowne such as books, DVDs and other items.

All sales benefit the ongoing restoration of the Lansdowne Theater. Please note the availability is very limited some items.

Lansdowne Theater Receives Major Grant!

PA Department of Community and Economic Development awards grant to project

Lansdowne Theater supporters

The Pennsylvania Development of Community and Economic Development awarded an $89,050 grant to the Lansdowne Theater Project in support of the next phase of architectural design schematic for the entire theater.  This phase is significant as once complete the Historic Lansdowne Theater Corporation can pursue federal historic tax credits, additional donations and financing.

The Historic Lansdowne Theater Corporation greatly appreciates State Representative Margo Davidson, Lansdowne Mayor Anthony Campuzano and the Borough Council of Lansdowne for their leadership in securing this grant.

These funds are matched with funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, National Trust for Historic Preservation and generous individual donors to the project.  The total cost of this phase of design is $178,050. 

Funds will be used to secure the services of the design team that’s led by project architect Mills + Schnoering.  Other members of the design team are H. Gilroy Damon Associates, Fisher Dachs Associates, Geo-Technology Associates, Keystone Preservation Group, C+B Consulting Engineers, LLC., Lighting Design Collaborative, K2 Audio and Brecker Frondorf. Work is anticipated to begin in March 2016.

Support The Lansdowne’s 2016 Annual Fund

Make a gift in support of the 2016 Annual Fund today.  All donors receive an acknowledgement and a listing on the donors’ page.  Donations may be made by sending a check made payable to HLTC and mailing it to HLTC 31 North Lansdowne Avenue Lansdowne, PA 19050. Donations may also be made using your credit card.

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Lansdowne Theater Ticket Booth Unveiled

Lansdowne Theater ticket booth unveiled.

Over 100 loyal supporters joined Mayor Anthony Campuzano and Historic Lansdowne Theater Corporation board members to unveil the restored historic ticket booth in the theater’s outdoor lobby on October 3rd.

The ticket booth was restored using the very familiar marble veneer and stainless steel. Stainless steel cresting was added to the top of the booth that takes its design from the pediments on the historic poster cases. The most noticeable change to the lobby is the installation of new lit poster cases on the front of the theater. The stucco walls were redone and poster cases restored to their original color. The pendent lights were rewired, stripped and repainted to the original colors. The rounded glass was also reproduced and installed. We are grateful to the project contractor Materials Conservation and project architect for their excellent work.

Lansdowne Theater marquee lit up at night.

The theater wants to thank Delaware County Council for its steadfast and generous support of this project. Council allocated $153,000 in Community Development Block Grant funds to the restoration of the lobby. Council previously supported the restoration of the marquee.


Lansdowne Voters Overwhelmingly Vote In Favor Of Performing Arts Facilities Liquor License

Lansdowne voters cast 1, 279 in favor and 216 not in favor of the referendum that would allow for a restrictive Performing Arts Facilities Liquor License in the Borough of Lansdowne.

This license allows for the sale of liquor to theater patrons before, during and after performances. We greatly appreciate all voters that took the time to cast their votes.


The Lansdowne Has Served As A Backdrop For Numerous Films And Commercials

Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper standing in front of the Lansdowne Theater.

The Lansdowne has served as a backdrop and featured in numerous films. Most notable is “Silver Linings Playbook” which featured Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper.


The Lansdowne will be featured in the upcoming documentary, “Dying of the Light” which explores the changes in the technology behind film exhibition.


The Lansdowne served as the location of series of commercials for AMC cable’s Halloween film festival “Fearfest.”


Lansdowne Theater Kimball Organ FOUND!

Lansdowne Theater Kimball Organ

After two years of searching sleuths Lew Wallace and Pepper Reiley have located the 1927 Lansdowne Theater Kimball Organ in Phoenix, Arizona. Currently in storage the organ is in good shape and intact. The owner plans to reassemble the organ so that it can once again be played.


Historic photos of Lansdowne Theater discovered

Lansdowne Theater lobby circa 1927

Much to our delight Kimberley Hecht, great-granddaughter of Harry Brodsky, contacted The Lansdowne to share photographs taken of the theater shortly before it opened in 1927. Brodsky was the theater decorator who designed and executed the interior decoration at The Lansdowne. Thanks Kimberley for sharing these treasures with us.



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