Breathtaking Atmospheric Theatres presentation from LAHTF is back – and bigger than ever!

Orpheum Theatre, Phoenix, Arizona. Photo courtesy Historic Theatre Photography

Marcus Loew famously said, “patrons buy tickets to theatres, not movies,” and this may not hold more true than with atmospheric theatres.

This Saturday 13th November at 6pm UK time / 1pm US ET / 10am US PT, the brilliant folk at the Los Angeles Historic Theatre Foundation invite you to join them as they explore the quaint villages, European cities, and fantasy lands within theatres of the 1920s and 30s.

This design style was renowned US architect John Eberson’s signature, creating an experience for Americans who may never travel beyond the United States. We are incredibly lucky that so many have survived and are thriving as entertainment venues today, continuing to transport patrons to another time and place.

The presentation will start in Los Angeles, travel across the US, and then explore theatres around the globe. Whether under a perfect summer blue sky or a twinkling starry night, your imagination is certain to run wild and deliver you to a far away locale.

An earlier version of this presentation was given in conjunction with the UK CTA in April 2021 and was their highest-ever attended online event with praise being lavished by audiences about the scope and quality of LAHTF Board Member Mike Hume’s presentation. Mike has expanded the presentation even further over the last months, adding a couple of continents, so that Saturday’s will be the biggest and widest-ranging atmospherics presentation ever seen!

In this time of restricted travel, what better tonic than to escape into the extraordinary world of atmospherics with our friends at LAHTF!

Tickets for this event are FREE for LAHTF Members & Volunteers – register at
Tickets are $10 for General Attendees – purchase at
🗓 Saturday, November 13
⏰ 10am Pacific / 1pm Eastern / 6pm UK
Email with any questions or to inquire about your membership status.

Enjoy a free online talk about Kenneth Williams

If you enjoy learning about the lives of celebrated performers, then this is for you. Stop Messin’ About! Kenneth Williams: a comic and his roots is presented by cultural historian, Adam Endacott who will take us through the career of one of Britain’s most beloved comics, Kenneth Williams, who died 33 years ago this month.

The online talk is presented on Tuesday, 20 April at 6:30pm, and is free, but you do need to register.

There were many sides to the genius of Kenneth Williams. He was a comedic and dramatic actor, a film star, a broadcaster, a director, an author, a writer and diarist, a raconteur, as well as being an instantly recognisable personality in his own right.

His unique and unforgettable individuality has instilled him in the memory of so many; labelled as a national treasure, a legend and, in his own words, “a cult”. He remains a well-known and much loved name over thirty years after his death, with his talents continually being discovered and enjoyed by successive generations who admire his education, wit and prodigious talents as a raconteur, as well as his priceless gift to make us laugh.

This one-hour online presentation will be a celebration of his career delving into a “gander bag” of curiosities across his 40 year career with audio and visual clips, fascinating facts and anecdotes

Book your place on Eventbrite here