The Vision All About Tour will give you the opportunity to see the fantastic revitalization of a great Los Angeles neighborhood theatre. Ed Kelsey will provide a power point presentation on the history of the theatre.
In 1999, the Vision Theatre was purchased by the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, which continues to utilize the theatre as a community performance center, as well as provide a home for the Manchester Jr. Arts Center. In the summer of 2008, the City announced plans for a full restoration/renovation. Never adequately equipped with a working stage or loft, the theatre will finally get one, along with a new seating configuration, dressing rooms, and support space. Fortunately, there is plenty of room behind the stage for expansion. You can see the plans for the renovation elsewhere on the site. In a comprehensive planning process, neighbors identified the renovation of the Vision as its #1 priority. Thanks to the combined efforts of the community, preservationists, visionaries and the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, The Leimert/Vision will soon take its place as one of the city’s premiere performance venues and once again thrive as the heart of the neighborhood.
10:00 – Doors open
10:30 – Program Begins
Greetings from the LAHTF and Announcements
Leimert/Vision Theatre History – Ed Kelsey
The Vision Theatre Project – Ernest Dillihay and Sherri Franklin
11:30 – Tours: Discover the new and old at the Vision with LAHTF Volunteers
12:30 – Tours End
1:00 – Doors Close