Save American Theaters

I was reading an article in the Philly Inquirer this morning titled TLA Video closing its Center City store and the NY Times Once Palaces, Now Chain Stores came to mind. Seriously, if you’re able to, save historical buildings, especially ones where the arts flourished.

You can start with the Lansdowne Theater.


Restoring the Lansdowne Theater

If you’d like to see the historic Lansdowne Theater for yourself, on November 6th, the doors will be opened for a unique opportunity to peek at a historic landmark that has been left largely unchanged since the 1920s.

For a $10 tax-deductible contribution per person for the tour, you will get to view the public spaces including the grand theater and projection booth. Attendees will also receive a coupon for discounted pints of Yards Beer at 2312 Garrett Restaurant.

The Tours start on Sunday, November 6th from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Lansdowne Theater and the Pours start on Sunday, November 6th from 4:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at 2312 Garrett Restaurant.

For more details visit the Tour and Pour Fundraising Event page.


Lansdowne Theater Fundraiser‏

The Historic Lansdowne Theater Corporation is holding a fundraising dinner at Sycamore on Tuesday May 24, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. From the information I received in the e-mail, the evening will cost $75 per person, but includes dinner, a short update on the project and potentially a brief visit of the theater as well. Frequent readers of Memeza know that Sycamore was recently rated one of the top 25 restaurants in the Philadelphia region so you know the entire evening will be worth every penny.

Proceeds from this dinner will go to the Historic Lansdowne Theater to help restore the Lansdowne Theater. The theme for the menu is “Food and Wine from the great Wine Regions of the World.” Sycamore’s Chef Jacobson will prepare dishes and select wines to pair with each dish.

To make your reservation visit Sycamore on the web or call the restaurant at (484) 461-2867.