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March 15, 2014

Deadline: Board of Director Nominations

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.

[Find out the full details and fill out the nomination form.]

Date: March 15, 2014
Venue: THS Headquarters
Address:
152 N York Street, 2nd Floor, Elmhurst, 60126

January 25, 2014

THS Board of Directors Meeting

Join us at the THS headquarters in Elmhurst, IL for the bi-annual Board Meeting.

This meeting is open to all members of THS.

Start: January 25, 2014 1:00 pm
End: January 25, 2014 4:00 pm
Venue: THS Headquarters
Address:
152 N York Street, 2nd Floor, Elmhurst, 60126

January 24, 2014

2014 Open House & Dedication Ceremony

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.

 

EVENT DETAILS:

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.]

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Read the press release here.

Start: January 24, 2014 6:00 pm
End: January 24, 2014 8:00 pm
Venue: THS Headquarters
Address:
152 N York Street, 2nd Floor, Elmhurst, 60126

January 6, 2014

Online Registration for Conclave Opens

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

Date: January 6, 2014

December 31, 2013

Deadline: Weiss Award Entries

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.

[Click here to find out more and apply online.]

Date: December 31, 2013

Deadline: Book of the Year Nominations

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.

[Click here to find out more and submit a title.]

Date: December 31, 2013

December 14, 2013

Chicago Architecture Foundation’s Razzle Dazzle Tour: Chicago’s Theater District

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See how Chicago’s historic buildings have been restored and integrated within its revitalized theater district. Learn about some of Chicago’s “firsts” in public entertainment; celebrate the legacy of Balaban & Katz, the “kings of the movie palaces”; and hear how a Chicago theater disaster brought about international change. For more information click here.

PRICE: Adults $15
DURATION: 1.5 hours
MEET: CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Avenue

NOTE: This tour concludes at The Chicago Theater on State Street, between Randolph and Lake Streets. Your Chicago Architecture Foundation tour badge allows you a discount for the Marquee Tour at The Chicago Theater on the same day or another date their Marquee tour is offered. This tour does not include interiors.

For booking and tour questions visit Chicago Architecture Foundation’s ticketing FAQ, e-mail tickets@architecture.org or call 312-922-8687.

Start: December 14, 2013 10:15 am
End: December 14, 2013 11:45 am
Venue: CAF Shop and Tour Center
Address:
224 S. Michigan Avenue , Chicago, IL, United States
Cost: $15

November 23, 2013

Gallery Talk: Craig Morrison at “Palace Builders: Great Architects from the Golden Age of Theatres” at The Sheldon Art Galleries

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Start: November 23, 2013 12:00 pm
End: November 23, 2013 2:00 pm
Venue: The Sheldon Art Galleries
Address:
3648 Washington Boulevard, St. Louis, MO, United States
Cost: Free

November 7, 2013

Chicago Architecture Foundation’s Razzle Dazzle Tour: Chicago’s Theater District

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See how Chicago’s historic buildings have been restored and integrated within its revitalized theater district. Learn about some of Chicago’s “firsts” in public entertainment; celebrate the legacy of Balaban & Katz, the “kings of the movie palaces”; and hear how a Chicago theater disaster brought about international change. For more information click here.

PRICE: Adults $15 (Purchase tickets online here.)
DURATION: 1.5 hours
MEET: CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Avenue

NOTE: This tour concludes at The Chicago Theater on State Street, between Randolph and Lake Streets. Your Chicago Architecture Foundation tour badge allows you a discount for the Marquee Tour at The Chicago Theater on the same day or another date their Marquee tour is offered. This tour does not include interiors.

For booking and tour questions visit Chicago Architecture Foundation’s ticketing FAQ, e-mail tickets@architecture.org or call 312-922-8687.

Start: November 7, 2013 10:15 am
End: November 7, 2013 11:45 am
Venue: CAF Shop and Tour Center
Address:
224 S. Michigan Avenue , Chicago, IL, United States
Cost: $15

October 29, 2013 – November 2, 2013

National Preservation Conference Session: New Acts for Old Gigs

Richard Fosbrink Executive Director of THS, will join THS members Jim and Marjorie Kienle to present a field session at the National Preservation Conference this October.

If you are going to Indianapolis for the conference, make sure to sign up for:

Historic Theaters: New Acts for Old Gigs
A network of streetcar and railroad lines brought patrons to Indianapolis for movies, plays, and vaudeville performances in wonderful theatres. While many of these structures exist only in memory, downtown Indianapolis has saved theaters which display a range of approaches to giving such landmarks new acts and new producers.

[Click here to find out more about the Conference including registration deadlines and prices.]

Start: October 29, 2013 8:00 am
End: November 2, 2013 5:00 pm
Venue: National Preservation Conference
Address:
Indianapolis, IN, United States
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