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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

razzle 24 editChicago Architecture Foundation’s Razzle Dazzle Tour: Chicago’s Theater District

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

razzle 24 editChicago Architecture Foundation’s Razzle Dazzle Tour: Chicago’s Theater District

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

October 24, 2013

“Flickering Treasures”

Photo 1 - Amy Davis, PHOTO CREDIT Robert Cronan ICONThe 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.

 

EVENT DETAILS:

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

Admission: Free

RSVP: Online at historictheatres.org.

 

This presentation is sponsored by Classic Cinemas.

Start: October 24, 2013 12:30 pm
End: October 24, 2013 3:00 pm
Venue: Classic Cinemas' York Theatre
Address:
150 N York Street, Elmhurst, IL, 60126, United States
Cost: Free
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