From our friend Fran Holden, Executive Director of LHAT:
SCHENECTADY, NY (July 13, 2011) – The League of Historic American Theatres, Inc., celebrating excellence in the preservation, restoration and sustainable operation of historic theatres throughout North America, presented its 2011 Outstanding Historic Theatre Award to Fox Theatre/Atlanta Landmarks, Inc. in Atlanta, GA and its 2011 Outstanding Individual Contribution Award to Jeff Greene, President of EverGreene Architectural Arts, Inc. in New York, NY. League President James Boese, of Nederlander Producing Company of America, announced the awards during a luncheon on July 13, 2011, opening the League’s 35th Anniversary Conference, hosted by Proctors Theatre in Schenectady, NY, a community transformed through the efforts of this single historic theatre.
[Jeff Greene is a long-time member of THS whose theatre decorating work is roundly applauded. We have never featured the Fabulous Fox in Atlanta in one of our Annual magazines but it is a great candidate to get an entire THS publication to itself. THS President Karen Colizzi Noonan is representing THS at the conference. Also there, among others: member Tom DuBuque, long-time house manager at the Pabst Theatre, Milwaukee and THS Board member Ed Kelsey of the Orpheum, Los Angeles.]
The League of Historic American Theatres, Inc., a non-profit association dedicated to sustaining America’s historic theatres for the benefit of their communities and future generations, is a growing network of more than 325 historic theatres across the U.S. and Canada. Founded in 1976, the League has been making a strategic transition from an organization best known for a membership that helps save historic theatres to a membership increasingly concerned with the tools, techniques and technologies of sustaining historic theatres. www.lhat.org (RS)