The Art of The Lansdowne—Saturday, September 20, 7:30 to 9:00 pm
The Lansdowne Theater will host a fundraiser featuring videos and photos depicting the historic Lansdowne Theater. “The Art of The Lansdowne” will be held on Saturday, September 20 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the pre-restored lobby of the theater.
Partially filmed in The Lansdowne, Boston filmmaker Peter Flynn’s yet to be released documentary “Dying of the Light” chronicles the shift from film to digital projection. Go behind-the-scenes with interviews of projectionists and other footage shot at The Lansdowne.
Quintin Cliett screens his recent homage to “Boardwalk Empire” where The Lansdowne serves as the backdrop.
The Lansdowne has become one of the most popular interiors to photograph by amateur and professional photographers from throughout the Northeast. A selection of photographs taken in the theater will be displayed digitally. Guests are invited to bring their own cameras and catch their favorite shots during the event.
Tickets are $30 per person and go on sale September 1 at Vinyl Revival and Regency Café. Tickets are also available online.
Wine, cheese and non-alcoholic beverages will be served. Sponsored by KYW Radio.
Second Annual Halloween Ball at the Historic Lansdowne Theater—Saturday, November 1, 8:00 to 11:00 pm
By overwhelming popular demand the Second Annual Halloween Ball at the historic Lansdowne Theater will be held on Saturday November 1 8:00 p.m. to 11:00. Join us for dancing and fun in the pre-restored, eerie theater.
There will be a cash bar serving beer and wine available to patrons 21 years and older.
Tickets are $45 per person, two for $80. Tickets go on sale during “The Art of The Lansdowne” on September 20th. After September 20th, tickets may be purchased at 1 at Vinyl Revival and Regency Café.
All proceeds benefit the ongoing restoration of the Lansdowne Theater.
Sponsored by KYW Radio.
Support The Lansdowne Today!
The Lansdowne is one of the last of the great theaters from the 1920s remaining largely unchanged in the Philadelphia area. This video, produced a few years ago, gives a peek inside the past, present, and future plans for this grand building. Join us today in the campaign to restore and reopen the theater as a venue for live music. Make a tax-deduction contribution by clicking on the DONATE TODAY button.
Delaware County Council Awards $125,000 Grant to Restore Outdoor Lobby
Delaware County Council has awarded $125,000 to the Historic Lansdowne Theater Corporation in support of the restoration of the outdoor lobby and include the restoration of the existing ticket booth, poster cases, stucco, lighting fixtures, front doors, and stone baseboard.
This grant made from the county's annual allotment of funds from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development's Community Development Block Grant Program. This project will be publicly bid in late September and completed, if the weather cooperates, in early 2015.
Lansdowne Theater Project Receives $50,000 Grant from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
The Historic Lansdowne Theater Corporation has received a $50,000 grant for the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission in support of further restoration of the historic theater's façade. The windows on the façade will be repainted, made weather tight, and re-hung.
The Icery Employees Support the Lansdowne Theater Campaign
The Icery, specializing in homemade Italian water ice, gelato and other frozen treats opens at 23 North Lansdowne Avenue, four doors south of the theater on June 21, 2014.
As part of their “soft opening” The Icery donated their sales from the day to the theater. On their first day of work, the employees decided to donate their tips to the theater campaign. While the theater appreciates EVERY donation to the theater, there's something special about the generosity of the team of employees at The Icery. Thank you!
For additional information about The Icery, click here.
You may remember this building as the Marlyn Restaurant. If you're an old-timer you'll know that this building originally housed an ACME market in the late 1920s and 30s. (Not to be confused with the A&P store that was located next to the theater and today is the Dollar Store.)
How you can help the Lansdowne Theater Campaign
The Historic Lansdowne Theater Corporation continues to make progress in the campaign in the effort to restore and reopen The Lansdowne as the most unique concert venues in the Philadelphia region.
In order to achieve our goal we depend upon the generosity of our supporters. Whatever you can spare is much-needed and greatly appreciated.
To make a tax-deductible contribution by mail send a check made payable to the Historic Lansdowne Theater Corporation and mail it to HLTC, 31 North Lansdowne Avenue, Lansdowne, PA 19050.
Make a payment using your credit card at Lansdowne Theater.
All donations are gratefully accepted and acknowledged.
The Lansdowne Lights Up!
Over 700 loyal fans stood outside of The Lansdowne on October 5th to see the long-dark marquee relit. Thanks are due to County Council for funding the restoration of this Delaware County icon.
The marquee will be lit occasionally as we continue to raise funds to restore the interior of the theater. Many more photos and thanks to the hundreds of people who have supported the project on Facebook at “Save The Lansdowne.”
Jennifer Lawrence wins 2013 Oscar for Best Actress in “Silver Linings Playbook”
Congratulations to Jennifer Lawrence for winning the 2013 Oscar for Best Actress for her role in “Silver Linings Playbook” filmed in part in front of The Lansdowne.
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.
National Endowment Awards Our Town Grant to The Lansdowne
The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has awarded the Lansdowne Theater Project a $75,000 grant in support of the development of architectural design documents that will guide the restoration of the 1927 theater. The funds come from the NEA’s Our Town program that supports creative placemaking projects that improve the quality of life, encourage creative activity, create community identity and a sense of place, and help revitalize local communities.
There were 317 applications submitted for this round of grants with 80 grants being awarded nation-wide. The Lansdowne received one of only three awarded in Pennsylvania.
Note to Photographers, Ghost Hunters, etc..
The Lansdowne Theater has been deluged with requests for photography sessions and ghost hunter groups who want to explore the theater. We are glad to accommodate your requests. The charge to use the theater for these purposes is $125 per hour with a 2 hour minimum. Please email or call the office for further details. The fee helps to offset utility and staff costs for these events. We are grateful for everyone's enthusiasm for this unique building.
The Lansdowne: Through the Photographer’s Lens
For the past few months there have been numerous photographers who have visited The Lansdowne to capture images of this space caught in time. Below are some links that take you to several of the photographers websites. Click on the photographers’ name to see their unique 'take' on The Lansdowne. Hope you enjoy!
Matt Lambros (you will have to scroll down to see The Lansdowne)