July 12, 2002 |
Cost issues have forced the Center Theatre Group to drop plans for a 100-seat stage at its proposed Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City. The smaller space was to have supplemented the facility's primary 320-seat auditorium. The project, announced earlier this year, involves the renovation of the interior of the Culver Theater, a cinema that was opened in 1947, and the original plan called for the existing structure's balcony area to be used as a smaller stage.
March 9, 1997 |
Gordon Davidson is looking westward once again. Center Theatre Group's artistic director/producer wants to build two theaters within the shell of the Culver Theater in downtown Culver City. One would be a mid-sized space that would seat 400-450. The other would be a 99-seater. They would make up the long-sought home for the more intimate or experimental productions that Davidson believes are too small for the Mark Taper Forum or the Ahmanson Theatre.
August 7, 1986
The Redevelopment Agency has extended the deadline for the Filmcorp Group's proposed rehabilitation of the six-screen Culver Theater in downtown Culver City. The agency, which acquired the theater through condemnation, extended the deadline to Jan. 1 after Filmcorp requested more time to prepare plans to buy the theater. The original deadline was July 1.
January 30, 2002 |
Kirk Douglas and his wife, Anne, will announce today they are donating $2.5 million to help build the long-anticipated new theater complex that Center Theatre Group plans to operate in downtown Culver City. The interior of the Culver Theater, a former cinema that opened in 1947, would be overhauled to create a flexible space with about 400 seats and a smaller upstairs facility that would seat 100.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 8, 1995
An art museum is not in the cards after all for Culver City, whose officials had been considering the possibility for more than a year. Building the museum was the condition of an offer from Los Angeles art dealer Gene Mako, who was willing to donate 800 paintings to the city as long as there was a place to house the works. Mako further requested that Culver City devote a portion of the display within its museum to paintings by his father, Bartholomew Mako.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 23, 1997
A historic downtown movie theater is closer to reopening as a live theater, a spokeswoman for the Culver City Redevelopment Agency said Monday. A preliminary plan to renovate the Culver Theater--closed since 1989--was approved unanimously by the agency, project manager Susan Berg said. The plan, submitted by the Center Theatre Group, calls for a 420-seat theater in what is now the movie theater's auditorium and a 100-seat experimental theater in what is now the balcony.