About THS

The Theatre Historical Society of America (THS) documents the architectural, cultural and social history of America’s theatres. Through the American Theatre Architecture Archive, and its educational programs, including publications and Conclave Theatre Tour, THS increases awareness, appreciation and scholarly study of America’s theatres.

Visit us online at historictheatres.org.


2 responses to “About THS

  1. The new WordPress blog is excellent. It is a big improvement from the Newsflash at Yahoo. We look forward to your transition to this improved format. Congratulations and keep the news coming.

  2. There are churches in Philadelphia who share their space liberally with many arts groups from very small to mid-sized for concerts and plays. If all other efforts to save and restore this theater have failed, perhaps negotiating before the purchase for public access events — the arts and film — would serve all very well. You could strike a written agreement with the Church to provide such access and, in exchange, provide support for their renovations — primarily for those aspects of the renovation that would preserve or update projection, stage, etc. capabilities. It’s in the Church’s best interest as well as it helps them befriend and give back to their community, they will be seen as a savior of a landmark, and brings many patrons to the church who may join the congregation.

    There is opportunity if you start with an open discussion of the win-win-win possibilities.

    (I say this as we continue our own fight in my own town to save center city Philadelphia’s sole remaining movie palace, The Boyd Theatre. Pray that all our efforts to preserve our past treasures as a gift to future residents will succeed.)

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