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May 18, 1989
Thirtieth Street Architects of Newport Beach has been selected by the Redevelopment Agency to prepare estimates and plans for the rehabilitation of the city-owned Culver Theater. The theater, which closed in January, had operated as a three-screen movie house for 10 years. In November, the City Council decided to convert the facility into a single 800-seat auditorium. The city staff is preparing a study to determine the market demand for commercial and other non-city uses.
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July 12, 2002 | DON SHIRLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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NEWS
June 6, 1991
The Redevelopment Agency Monday night directed its staff to seek interested users or buyers for the Culver Theater, which will probably be renovated for film screenings or live performances. The estimated cost of the renovation ranges from $1.7 million to $3.8 million, depending on which option the agency chooses. Asbestos removal will cost another $1.7 million. The 1,000-seat theater has been designated by the City Council as a landmark structure.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 30, 2002 | DON SHIRLEY, TIMES THEATER WRITER
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 12, 2002 | DON SHIRLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 26, 1998 | Don Shirley, Don Shirley is a Times staff writer
This weekend marks the inauguration of Gold Coast Plays, a new mid-sized professional theater company in Thousand Oaks. The group is opening with "A Little Night Music," starring former "Phantom of the Opera" star Dale Kristien, Amanda McBroom, George Ball and Fay DeWitt, in a 349-seat thrust stage configuration of the Forum Theater at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. Starting in September, Gold Coast plans to present seasons in a 400-seat proscenium configuration of the Forum.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 9, 1997 | Don Shirley, Don Shirley is a Times staff writer
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.
NEWS
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 30, 2002 | DON SHIRLEY, TIMES THEATER WRITER
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 26, 1998 | Don Shirley, Don Shirley is a Times staff writer
This weekend marks the inauguration of Gold Coast Plays, a new mid-sized professional theater company in Thousand Oaks. The group is opening with "A Little Night Music," starring former "Phantom of the Opera" star Dale Kristien, Amanda McBroom, George Ball and Fay DeWitt, in a 349-seat thrust stage configuration of the Forum Theater at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. Starting in September, Gold Coast plans to present seasons in a 400-seat proscenium configuration of the Forum.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 9, 1997 | Don Shirley, Don Shirley is a Times staff writer
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.
NEWS
June 6, 1991
The Redevelopment Agency Monday night directed its staff to seek interested users or buyers for the Culver Theater, which will probably be renovated for film screenings or live performances. The estimated cost of the renovation ranges from $1.7 million to $3.8 million, depending on which option the agency chooses. Asbestos removal will cost another $1.7 million. The 1,000-seat theater has been designated by the City Council as a landmark structure.
NEWS
May 18, 1989
Thirtieth Street Architects of Newport Beach has been selected by the Redevelopment Agency to prepare estimates and plans for the rehabilitation of the city-owned Culver Theater. The theater, which closed in January, had operated as a three-screen movie house for 10 years. In November, the City Council decided to convert the facility into a single 800-seat auditorium. The city staff is preparing a study to determine the market demand for commercial and other non-city uses.
NEWS
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.
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