The Member of the Year Award recognizes an individual or organizational member of THS who has continuously demonstrated outstanding leadership, achievement, and contribution to the Society and its purposes, or been instrumental in work on outside projects in keeping with the aims of THS.
May 15, 2014
The Honorary Member of the Year Award recognizes a non-member individual or organization who has demonstrated outstanding efforts for THS or been instrumental in work outside the organization in keeping with its purposes.
March 29, 2014
Join us on March 29, 2014 in at the Redford Theatre in Detroit, MI for a pre-film tour of the theatre and an 8PM showing of the classic movie-musical Singin’ in the Rain.
Date: March 29th, 2014
Event Time: Tour 6:30PM | Organ Concert 7:30PM | Film 8PM
Location: The Redford Theatre | 17360 Lahser Road | Detroit, MI 48219
Price: $10 for members* / $15 for non-members. [Purchase tickets to this event online.]
Find out more about the Redford Theatre online.
March 15, 2014
THS is pleased to put out its annual CALL FOR NOMINATIONS for the Board of Directors.
Who is eligible: Any member in good standing.
Who we are seeking: Interested individuals who share a commitment to helping THS excel as the foremost theatre archival/historical organization in the U.S.
Desirable Qualifications: General appreciation and knowledge of historic theatres. Skill or experience in any of the following areas – finance, fundraising, computers, public relations, publicity, marketing, historic preservation. Previous experience serving on a board of directors.
Deadline for Nominations: March 15, 2014.
January 25, 2014
Join us at the THS headquarters in Elmhurst, IL for the bi-annual Board Meeting.
This meeting is open to all members of THS.
January 24, 2014
THEATRE HISTORICAL SOCIETY TO HOST PUBLIC AFTER-HOURS OPEN HOUSE AND DEDICATION OF RESEARCH & EDUCATION CENTER.
ELMHURST, IL – You’re cordially invited to join the Theatre Historical Society of America (THS) on January 24, 2014 for a public Open House from 6-8 P.M. at its headquarters above the York Theatre in Elmhurst.
During the event, THS will also unveil the new Willis & Shirley Johnson and Classic Cinemas Research & Education Center, named after local philanthropists Willis and Shirley Johnson whose Tivoli Enterprises, Inc./Classic Cinemas provided leadership support for the THS office renovation project this past fall.
“We have the largest collection of theatre architecture-related materials in North America and we wanted to make sure our space was best suited for researchers coming to visit Elmhurst and our collections,” said Richard Fosbrink, Executive Director about the renovation.
“We were extremely lucky to have the generous support of Willis and Shirley Johnson in this project. In recognition of their leadership support, we’re thrilled to name our new Research & Education Center after them in gratitude.”
The Open House is open to the public, RSVP is recommended.
Date: January 24, 2014
Time: 6-8 P.M.
7 PM: Official dedication honoring Willis & Shirley Johnson
Location: Theatre Historical Society of America, 152 N York Street, 2nd Floor Elmhurst, IL 60126
Admission: Free, RSVP encouraged
RSVP: [Click here to RSVP.]
January 6, 2014
Online registration for the 2014 Conclave Theatre Tour is now open. Register online today!
December 31, 2013
The competition is intended to encourage interest in research and writing on historic theatres and to provide additional content for Marquee®, the quarterly journal of the Society. Certificates and monetary prizes are awarded for the winning entries.
The Outstanding Theatre Book of the Year Award recognizes the book judged to have best exemplified documentation and appreciation of historic theatres. Nominations are voted on by the Board of Directors and the award is presented at the awards banquet during the annual Conclave each June.
October 24, 2013
The Theatre Historical Society of America (THS) cordially invites you to attend a presentation by award-winning Baltimore, MD photographer and author Amy Davis, who will talk about her upcoming book, “Flickering Treasures: Rediscovering Baltimore’s Forgotten Movie Theaters.” Sponsored by Classic Cinemas, this free event will take place at 1PM on Thursday, October 24 at the York Theatre in Elmhurst, IL.
“Flickering Treasures” celebrates the golden age of Baltimore movie-going. In this engagement, Davis will present old and new photographs from her upcoming book, as well as reminiscences from Barry Levinson, John Waters and others that tell a fresh story of one American city – Baltimore – through its movie houses.
Since joining the staff of The Baltimore Sun in 1987, Davis has garnered many national awards as a photojournalist. Her fine art training from The Cooper Union (New York, NY) informs her documentary approach. Photographic work by Davis has been exhibited at The Brooklyn Museum (New York, NY), and is in the collection of the Hudson River Museum in Yonkers, NY.
Davis is one of the first recipients of the THS Thomas R. DuBuque Research Fellowship. Created in 2012, the Fellowship honors the memory of past THS president Thomas R. DuBuque. Intended to support scholars conducting research in the Society’s archives and collections, the Fellowship provides grants of up to $1,500 for research in the THS American Theatre Architecture Archive. The Fellowship is sponsored in part by SpringHill Suites by Marriott in Elmhurst, IL.
Join us in the York Theatre’s original auditorium 30 minutes before the presentation and enjoy an organ concert on the 2/7 Barton “Baby Barton” Theatre Pipe Organ.
Date: Thursday, October 24, 2013
Time: 12:30PM, Organ Concert; 1PM Presentation
Presentation length: Approximately 1.5 hours.
Location: Classic Cinemas’ York Theatre, 150 N York St, Elmhurst, IL 60126
This presentation is sponsored by Classic Cinemas.