Ojai Playhouse

145 East Ojai Avenue,
Ojai, CA 93023

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redojai on January 12, 2014 at 1:27 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 20, 2009 at 9:58 pm

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 on October 14, 2008 at 7:07 pm

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 on July 28, 2008 at 9:20 am

Most of Ojai turned out for the 2 pm matinee of “Dark Knight” yesterday. Here are some photos:

Roloff on April 19, 2008 at 8:52 am

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:
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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 on June 2, 2004 at 11:02 pm

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