Who owns The Lansdowne Theater?
The theater is owned by the private non-profit Historic Lansdowne Theater Corporation (HLTC), which was established in 2007 to purchase this historical and architectural treasure. The corporation is led by a dedicated group of volunteers and one staff member.
How do I get involved?
The HLTC is looking for volunteers to help with various tasks around the theater and to assist with fundraising and special events. Many people have expressed a desire to have the theater restored and reopened. With your help we can do it. Get involved. Stay involved.
How do I arrange to photograph the interior of the theater or bring my ghost hunter group to the theater?
We have 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 $100 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.
From time to time, open houses are held at the theater and photographers are welcome to photograph the interior. Open houses are not held during cold months. To learn when open houses are held, please join our emailing list.
We are grateful for everyone's enthusiasm for this unique building.
How can I arrange for a tour of the theater?
We need a significant amount of funding to restore and reopen the theater. As a part of our efforts to reach our goal, we are offering tours of the theater to the general public as a benefit of donation to the campaign to reopen the theater. For a $100 tax-deductible contribution, local historian and HLTC Executive Director, Matt Schultz, will provide you and three guests with a private tour of the theater and projection room. Additional guests may attend the tour for a $25 donation per person.
To schedule this very special tour, call the theater office at 610-622-1234 or email us at info@LansdowneTheater.org.
What is the relationship between Cinema 16:9 and the theater owner?
Cinema 16:9 is a unique independent movie theater and DVD rental store owned and operated by local residents Phoebe and David Titus. The HLTC is thrilled to have them as rent-paying tenants.
What is the relationship between Regency Café and the theater owner?
Regency Café is an award-winning bake and coffee shop owned and operated by local residents Shirley and George Dobbin. The HLTC is thrilled to have them as rent-paying tenants.
I am a performing artist or represent an arts organization and would like to perform at the Lansdowne Theater when it reopens. Is a list being created of such interested artists?
Yes. Our goal is to present a broad range of the performing arts in the theater. We are glad to entertain proposals as we move along to opening day.