PITTSBURGH, PA – 29 Mar, 2017 – The Theatre Historical Society of America (THS) is thrilled to announce that it will visit the Los Angeles, California region to visit nearly 30 iconic and historic theatres during its 47th annual Conclave Theatre Tour held June 26-30, 2017.

Attended by participants from the U.S., Canada, England, France, Australia and New Zealand, the annual Conclave Theatre Tours offer the opportunity for theatre professionals and historic theater lovers from around the globe to experience architecturally significant cities across America through the lens of their theatres.

Rich in arts and culture, the Los Angeles region is internationally recognized as the center of the motion picture industry.  What is less well-known is that Los Angeles has one of the largest concentrations of historic movie palaces in the US.  The LA Broadway Historic District and surrounding downtown area alone is home to nearly twenty theatres dating from 1910 to 1931.

Outside of the core of downtown, THS will also visit venues in Hollywood that include lovingly restored gems like the Pantages, TCL Chinese and El Capitan theatres and the Bruin, Crest, Music Hall and Fine Arts Theatres on the West Side.

Additional activities during the week include a special Cinerama screening at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, a private nighttime tour of Paramount Studios and an exclusive preview of a new documentary on historic movie palaces at the Million Dollar Theatre.

“It’s been more than a decade since we visited LA with this convention. It will be exciting for our first time attendees to see the magic of Hollywood and magnificent restored theatres on Broadway while our long time attendees will look forward to seeing significant changes since we last visited.” said Executive Director, Richard L. Fosbrink.


Dates:   June 26-30, 2017

Cost:      Full Week Registration: $495 for members/ $565 for non-members

              Two Day-Downtown Only Registration: $199 for members/ $259 for non-members

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Full Venue List (subject to change):

TUESDAY JUNE 27 (Downtown)

Million Dollar Theatre, Regent Theatre, Los Angeles Theatre, Palace Theatre, Loew’s State Theatre, Globe Theatre, Roxie, Cameo, and Arcade Theatres (exteriors only)

WEDNESDAY JUNE 28 (Downtown)

Tower Theatre, Rialto/Urban Outfitters, Orpheum Theatre, United Artists Theatre (Ace Hotel), Mayan Theatre, Belasco Theatre, Olympic Theatre (exterior), Jewelry Mart (Warner Bros. Downtown Theatre)

THURSDAY JUNE 29 (Hollywood)

Cinerama Dome, TCL (Grauman’s) Chinese Theatre, El Capitan Theatre, Pantages Theatre, Pacific’ Hollywood Theatre


Fox Village Theatre, Bruin Theatre, Crest Theatre, Music Hall, Saban Theatre, Wilshire Ebell, Wiltern Theatre

SATURDAY JULY 1 (Afterglow)

Variety Arts Theatre, Leimert/Vision Theatre, Westlake Theatre, Rialto Theatre (Pasadena), Raymond Theatre (Pasadena), Uptown Theatre (Pasadena)


Founded in 1969 as a non-profit organization dedicated to celebrating the rich history of America’s historic theatres, the Theatre Historical Society of America (THS) exists today as a common ground for all who value the role of these historic structures in our architectural, cultural and social and history. Through preservation of the collections in the American Theatre Architecture Archive and our educational programming, including our flagship publication Marquee™ and Conclave Theatre Tour, THS increases awareness, appreciation and scholarly study of America’s theatres.

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Each year THS engages different communities across the United States with a week-long Theatre Tour called  a Conclave. Held in a different geographic location each year, the tour is designed to showcase 20-30 local theatres and their significance within the spectrum of theatre history. Over the past 40+ years, THS has designed tours for major bustling metropolitan areas (including Chicago, NYC, Detroit, Michigan and Los Angeles) as well as rolling pastoral romps that include the New York Capital Region and Seattle, Washington.

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About the Collections:

Visitors to Theatre Historical Society of America have the opportunity to explore in the greatest theatre architecture-related archive of its kind, the American Theatre Architecture Archive (ATAA).

The collections housed in the ATAA contain information on over 18,000 theatres (both domestic and international) and span nearly every style and period of theatre architecture. Composed of photographs, negatives, slides, postcards, artists’ renderings, scrapbooks, books, periodicals, business records, blueprints and architectural drawings, supplier and trade catalogs, architectural artifacts, theatre furnishings, ushers’ uniforms, and numerous other items, the collections exist to document and preserve the cultural and social history of America’s theatre buildings.

Find out more and explore our collections online at


Photo #1: The Pantages Theatre at night. From the American Theatre Architecture Archive, Theatre historical Society of America.

Photo #2: The United Artists Theatre, now the Theatre at the ACE Hotel.  From the American Theatre Architecture Archive, Theatre historical Society of America.

Photo #3: The Los Angeles Theatre. From the American Theatre Architecture Archive, Theatre historical Society of America.

For more information about this topic, to schedule a preliminary interview or an on-location interview during the theatre tour, please contact Donna McCoy, Membership & Communications Manager at 1-877-242-9637 ext. 305 or

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