Theatre Historical Society Conclave To Visit Bay Area

posted by Ross Melnick on May 9, 2008 at 1:02 pm

The following was sent in by Lowell Angell of THSA:

The Theatre Historical Society of America’s 39th annual summer Conclave/Theatre Tour will visit more than 30 historic theatres July 8-12 in the San Francisco Bay area.

Due to the excellent early response, the tour is currently full, but more space may be made available if there is sufficient interest. THS invites all CT members to add their names to a no-obligation wait-list. There is no cost to do so and if more space becomes available, CT members will receive a special discounted registration rate.

Among the theatres to be visited are the Castro, Curran, ACT/Geary, Golden Gate, Orpheum and Warfield (San Francisco); Fox, Grand Lake and Paramount (Oakland); Del Mar (Santa Cruz); Orinda (Orinda), Fox (Redwood City); State (Monterey); and Alameda (Alameda), and many more.

The tour also includes an opening reception, silent auction, and awards banquet. There is a special full-day optional Afterglow tour along the Big Sur coast to Hearst Castle on Sunday, July 13, currently also on a wait-list basis.

For complete Conclave/Theatre tour information and to access the wait-list, go to the THS website.

The Theatre Historical Society of America is a 1,000-member non-profit educational organization, founded in 1969, which records the architectural, cultural and social history of American theatres. THS publishes a quarterly journal, Marquee, an illustrated Annual, and a newsletter. It also operates an Archive with material on 15,000 theatres in the U.S., and the American Movie Palace Museum, at its headquarters in Elmhurst, Illinois.

The conclave is a great event. If you haven’t been to these theaters yet, this is a great way to get inside, meet other historic theater fans, and learn more about the great work that THSA does.

Comments (1)

JodarMovieFan on May 12, 2008 at 11:26 pm

This sucks. I was planning on being in SF for the Castro’s 70mm festival, the week prior. I’m hesitant to change plans now that this tour is going to take place.

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