Thank You For Your Support!
It’s not too late to make a donation in 2015
Financial support for the Lansdowne Theater Project continues to grow. To thank our generous donors we have added a listing of those who have made donations to the 2015 Crowdfunding Campaign and to a memorial fund established in the name of Grace Scafaria Butts.
Within the next couple of weeks we will be adding a listing for our 2015 Annual Fund Drive as well as other funds that were generously donated in support of the restoration and reopening of the Lansdowne Theater.
It’s not too late to donate to the 2015 Annual Fund. You may send a check made payable to HLTC and mail it to: HLTC 31 North Lansdowne Avenue, Lansdowne, PA 19050. To make a contribution to the HLTC with your credit card through PayPal, click “Donate Now” button below.
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.
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
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!
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
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.