Historic Lansdowne Theater Corporation

 

The Historic Lansdowne Theater Corporation, a private non-profit corporation was established to purchase and rehabilitate the Lansdowne Theater as a place of public entertainment. The reopening of the 1,280 seat theater will catalyze the revitalization of Lansdowne’s historic business district and make the arts, especially live music, more accessible to patrons from throughout the Philadelphia region.


Once restored, the theater will be operated by one of the region’s leading independent music promotion companies. They will program the theater with nationally and internationally known classic rock, singer-songwriters and adult-alternative music. The Historic Lansdowne Theater Corporation retains a block of dates on which it will provide community programming.


The design has been completed for the restoration of the historic theater and building addition.

As of January 2022, the design team comprised of:

 

Because so many of the original seats were long ago removed or damaged all of the seats were removed. The new seats will be replicas of the original.

 

Remediation of asbestos throughout the building was completed in January 2022.

 

We await funding decisions from several public entities. We are hopeful that the project will receive commitments during the late winter/early spring to complete the $16 million project cost.

 

As soon as 100% of the funds necessary are secured a 12-month construction project will be undertaken.

 Matt Schultz   
CEO's Note:  We're already seeing the economic benefit of the theater being active.  The Lansdowne Theater Building is presently home to nine businesses with a total of twenty employees.  When the theater reopens and attracts 100,000 patrons annually even more jobs will be created in the theater and in the surrounding business district.
 
 
Board of Directors

 

Robert Jara
President

John Carpenter
Vice President

Brian Flounders

Treasurer/Secretary

Louis Pavone, CPA
Assistant Treasurer

Robert Correia

Steve Eberle
Nathan Hall
Suzanne McShane Hall
Nichole Shustack, Esq.

Stephanie Strassel

 

Matthew Schultz

Executive Director/CEO

 

Advisory Committee

 

Joseph Mettimano
Todd Murray
Lou Wheeler

 

The Historic Lansdowne Theater Corporation is a non-profit corporation operating under Section 501(c)3 of the IRS Code. The HLTC was established in 2006 to restore and reopen the now-shuttered 1927 Lansdowne Theater. The theater is located at 29-37 North Lansdowne Avenue in the heart of historic Lansdowne, Pennsylvania.

We’d love to hear from you!

31 N. Lansdowne Ave. | Lansdowne, Pennsylvania 19050 

info@lansdownetheater.org  | tel: 1610.622.1234

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