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January 2014

Online Registration for Conclave Opens

January 6, 2014

Online registration for the 2014 Conclave Theatre Tour is now open. Register online today!

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2014 Open House & Dedication Ceremony

January 24, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
THS Headquarters,
152 N York Street, 2nd Floor, Elmhurst, 60126

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…

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THS Board of Directors Meeting

January 25, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
THS Headquarters,
152 N York Street, 2nd Floor, Elmhurst, 60126

Join us at the THS headquarters in Elmhurst, IL for the bi-annual Board Meeting. This meeting is open to all members of THS.

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March 2014

Deadline: Board of Director Nominations

March 15, 2014
THS Headquarters,
152 N York Street, 2nd Floor, Elmhurst, 60126

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…

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$10 MEM / $15 Non-Mem

Redford Theatre Tour & Movie

March 29, 2014 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Redford Theatre,
17360 Lahser Road, Detroit, MI 48219 United States
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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. Event Details: 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…

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June 2014

First Saturdays at THS

June 7, 2014 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
THS Headquarters,
152 N York Street, 2nd Floor, Elmhurst, 60126

Have you ever stopped into THS on a Saturday? In addition to keeping regular office hours during the week, THS is also open one Saturday a month for people who are interested in conducting research or helping us with volunteer projects. This upcoming Saturday, June 7th from 9:30am-2pm, we invite you to come and visit us at the THS main office in Elmhurst above the York Theatre. The full staff will be here, and we’d love to meet you. If…

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2014 Conclave Theatre Tour: Steel City

June 24, 2014 - June 29, 2014

Come join us in our neighborhood! Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania known as the “Steel City,” and the “City of Bridges” will host our 2014 Conclave Theatre Tour. Home to the world’s first Nickelodeon, Pittsburgh is chock-full of internationally renowned venues that we can’t wait to share with you. We’ll start the tour in the heart the Steel City, visiting Heinz Hall, Benedum Center, The Byham Theatre, The O’Reilly Theatre and The Harris Theatre. In a new friendship with The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust,…

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Summer Board Meeting

June 24, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Omni William Penn Hotel,
530 William Penn Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 United States

Join us for the Summer Board Meeting in Pittsburgh, PA. Time: 1:00pm-4:30pm Location: Allegheny Room (17th Floor), Omni William Penn Hotel, Pittsburgh, PA RSVP: Not required, but recommended. Email

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Annual Membership Meeting

June 25, 2014 @ 2:15 pm - 3:05 pm
Edwin S. Porter Theater,
201 East Fairview Avenue, Connellsville, PA 15425 United States
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Join us for the Annual Membership Meeting in Pennsylvania on June 25, 2014. Time: 2:15pm Date: June 25, 2014 Location: Edwin S. Porter Theater [201 East Fairview Avenue Connellsville, Pennsylvania] RSVP: Not required, but recommended. Email to RSVP.

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August 2014
$20 Member / $25 Non Member

TOUR: Fred Hermes’ Basement Bijou

August 8, 2014 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Fred Hermes’ Basement Bijou,
1710 Heather Lane, Racine, WI 53402-1542 United States
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Join us on August 8, 2014 in Racine, WI at the home of Fred Hermes for a tour and short silent film presentation at the famous “Basement Bijou.” A founding member of THS, Hermes’ collection of theatre memorabilia is displayed in and around his “Basement Bijou” located in his home overlooking Lake Michigan. The crowning glory of his collection? The 5 manual, 28 rank Wurlitzer pipe organ from Detroit’s Michigan Theatre. Recently featured in an “On the Road” segment during…

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