June 3 Deadline: Letters Needed to Help Save the Fairfax Theater

From the ART DECO SOCIETY of LA – a request for letters in support of the FAIRFAX THEATRE


June 3 Deadline: Letters Needed to Help Save the Fairfax TheaterOn June 3, 2010, the Los Angeles Cultural Heritage Commission will be holding a hearing to determine the future of The Fairfax Theater. Now is the time to voice your concern and support for the Fairfax Theater.Since 1930, the Fairfax Theater has been an integral part of the Fairfax district. The theater has served as a cinema, a legitimate playhouse, and an important locale for various religious and civic events. In the 80 years of operation, many residents of the community saw their first movie here and for others, even their first date and quite a few others, their first job.

This Art Deco treasure should not and cannot be lost to the way of a developer’s whim. Please voice your concern to the LA Cultural Heritage Commission and to Councilman Paul Koretz that the Fairfax Theater needs to be made a Los Angeles Cultural Landmark. Email is the best way to be heard by the Commission and the Councilman. Please email them before the June 3rd hearing. There is a sample email below.

If you are available on June 3rd for the hearing at City Hall your presence will send a resounding message. The hearing will be at Los Angeles City Hall, 200 N. Spring Street, Room 1010 at 10:00 am. Parking is available at east City Hall annex parking structure or surface parking nearby.

Send your emails to:

The Cultural Heritage Commission:ken.bernstein@lacity.org” rel=”nofollow” href=”mailto:%20ken.bernstein@lacity.org” target=”_blank”> ken.bernstein@lacity.org The Councilman: paul.koretz@lacity.org

Please CC emails to The Friends of The Fairfax at friends.fairfax@gmail.com so we can be better armed with letters of support at the hearing.

Thank you and Let’s Save The Fairfax!

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SAMPLE EMAILTo: Ken Bernstein at the Cultural Heritage Commission and Councilman Paul Koretz[Please include your own personal story/relationship you have with the Fairfax]

For over 80 years, The Fairfax Theater has been a cornerstone to the Fairfax District. It has been an anchor to which a whole community has grown around. Its closure and proposed development into condominiums will grossly impact one of LA’s most vibrant neighborhoods.

This Art Deco landmark cannot be lost! Please vote for the Fairfax theater to be recognized as a LA Cultural Landmark.

Sincerely,

Your name

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  1. HowardBHaas

    Having seen a movie in the very pretty main auditorium, I emailed my plea and hope everybody else does, too!

    Howard B. Haas
    Philadelphia

  2. HowardBHaas

    Having seen a movie in the very pretty main auditorium, I emailed my plea and hope everybody else does, too!

    Howard B. Haas
    Philadelphia

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