LAHTF’s February 20th “All About the Academy”

posted by nickmatonak on February 17, 2010 at 5:40 am

INGLEWOOD, CA — The Los Angeles Historic Theatre Foundation (www.lahtf.org )
in association with The Historic Sites Preservation Committee of Inglewood
present

All About The Academy and Fox Inglewood
An overview of Inglewood’s Historic Theatres and a photographic tour of the Fox

Saturday, February 20, 10:30 am; Doors open at 10:00am
Free Admission — The Public is Invited
The Academy Cathedral
3141 W Manchester Blvd. (at Crenshaw)
Inglewood CA 90305
Parking available behind the Cathedral
Visit www.lahtf.org for additional information

Inglewood’s Historic Theatres – with a special emphasis on The Academy (1939; S. Charles Lee) and the Fox Inglewood (1949; S. Charles Lee and Carl Moeller) – will be the focus of this month’s LAHTF All About… docu-tour series. Set for Saturday, February 20, 2:00 pm at The Academy Cathedral, 3141 W Manchester at Crenshaw, admission is free and the public is invited.

PowerPoint Presentations by theatre historian Ed Kelsey on Inglewood’s Historic Theatres, The Academy and a comprehensive look at the Fox Inglewood

Tour The Academy and learn how the building built to host the Academy Awards is used by the congregation.
For more information about The Academy:
CT Page/
http://www.academycathedral.com/index.html

SAVE THE FOX INGLEWOOD —– learn how you can become involved in preventing its demolition and restoring this incredible resource as a multi-purpose entertainment and special events center.

The future of the Fox Inglewood is very much in question. The LAHTF is working with Inglewood ’s Historic Sites Preservation Committee to raise awareness and organize community support for its preservation and re-use. Vacant for over 20 years, the Fox is in an amazing state of preservation. It has great potential to help revitalize downtown and re-establish Market Street as an entertainment destination. A brief video tour of the Fox is available here – http://www.youtube.com/lahtf#p/u/0/gHRDIpEzGrk
Photos of the Fox can be found here – /theaters/2180/ or
http://la.curbed.com/archives/2009/12/inglewood_fox_theatre_on_the_block_preservationists_getting_nervous.php

Join thousands of Southern Californians dedicated to protecting, preserving and using our historic theatres. Support the Los Angeles Historic Theatre Foundation —– www.lahtf.org

(Thanks to Don Solosan for providing the photo.)

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Comments (6)

DonSolosan
DonSolosan on February 17, 2010 at 9:01 am

Want an advance look inside the Academy Cathedral? Check out the featured video, Insider’s Peek #2!

http://www.youtube.com/lahtf

Keith
Keith on February 17, 2010 at 4:53 pm

i watched that and the one on the fox. great stuff.

Dailiaorussell
Dailiaorussell on February 19, 2010 at 8:32 pm

That is very nice looking ……So I like its………
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kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on February 20, 2010 at 8:47 am

Thanks for the gratuitous advertising in the preceding post.

DonSolosan
DonSolosan on February 20, 2010 at 1:53 pm

Thanks for the warning, Ken. Did you make it to the event? I was scanning the sign-in sheets for you…

nickmatonak
nickmatonak on February 21, 2010 at 8:53 am

Thanks to all that attended and our thanks to the wonderful hosts of the Academy. The Church has kept the building in wonderful condition, including the amazing class etching of a naked woman holding an Oscar which is still there (complete with neon lighting) that they tastefully kept hidden with a curtain.

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