Ojai Playhouse

145 East Ojai Avenue,
Ojai, CA 93023

Unfavorite No one has favorited this theater yet

Showing 6 comments

redojai
redojai on January 12, 2014 at 9:27 pm

The Hartleys had an option to buy on the Ojai Theatre and chose not to. In 2010 the theater reverted to Khaled Ad-Awar and he returned the name of the theater to the Ojai Playhouse. In 2012, Mr. Al-Awar purchased a digital projector, an investment in the community that will ensure the screening of movies for many decades to come. E.DePuydt

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on May 21, 2009 at 5:58 am

The April 11, 1966, issue of Boxoffice said that San Francisco theater man Arthur Glasgow had bought the Ojai Theatre and would rename it the Glasgow Playhouse, operating it as an art house after refurbishing it.

Boxoffice said that the refurbishment was to be done by the F.F. Shearer Co., with architect Arthur Drilsman, though they must have meant B.F. Shearer Co. and architect J. Arthur Drielsma. Some issues of Boxoffice got more than their share of errors.

annflower
annflower on October 15, 2008 at 3:07 am

The Ojai Playhouse has just undergone an extensive renovation, thanks to owners Mark and Kathy Hartley and is now stunning! The sound system is top notch, as Mark is in the music industry.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on July 28, 2008 at 5:20 pm

Most of Ojai turned out for the 2 pm matinee of “Dark Knight” yesterday. Here are some photos:
http://tinyurl.com/6qjn7p
http://tinyurl.com/5m63cq
http://tinyurl.com/5tps4f

Roloff
Roloff on April 19, 2008 at 4:52 pm

A vintage view of “The Ojay” as the Playhouse was also known in the Fifties, can be seen here on this postcard from my collection:
View link

ELEPHANT WALK is playing.
Ojay seems to be a lovely little Californian town. I wonder what the interior was like. Somehow so many theaters never show photos of their exteriors and interiors on their websites.

SethLewis
SethLewis on June 3, 2004 at 7:02 am

I was fortunate to live in Ojai a truly magical place in 1987-8 helping to reopen the Ojai Valley Inn & CC…the Playhouse was a great refuge in a great little hideaway…caught The Living Daylights, Stakeout there amongst others in this little single aisled jewelbox…It is rumored that Roger Ebert has used it to preview films there from time to time