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Lansdowne voters overwhelmingly vote in favor of Performing Arts Facilities Liquor License

Lansdowne voters cast 1, 279 in favor and 216 not in favor of the referendum that would allow for a restrictive Performing Arts Facilities Liquor License in the Borough of Lansdowne.

This license allows for the sale of liquor to theater patrons before, during and after performances. We greatly appreciate all voters that took the time to cast their votes.

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The Lansdowne YouTube Video

The Lansdowne is one of the last of the great theaters from the 1920s remaining largely unchanged in the Philadelphia area. This video, produced a few years ago, gives a peek inside the past, present, and future plans for this grand building. Join us today in the campaign to restore and reopen the theater as a venue for live music. Make a tax-deduction contribution by clicking on the DONATE TODAY button.

Delaware County Council Awards $125,000 Grant to Restore Outdoor Lobby

Delaware County Council has awarded $125,000 to the Historic Lansdowne Theater Corporation in support of the restoration of the outdoor lobby and include the restoration of the existing ticket booth, poster cases, stucco, lighting fixtures, front doors, and stone baseboard.

This grant made from the county's annual allotment of funds from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development's Community Development Block Grant Program.  This project will be publicly bid in late September and completed, if the weather cooperates, in early 2015.  

Lansdowne Theater Project Receives $50,000 Grant from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission

The Historic Lansdowne Theater Corporation has received a $50,000 grant for the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission in support of further restoration of the historic theater's façade. The windows on the façade will be repainted, made weather tight, and re-hung.

How you can help the Lansdowne Theater Campaign

The Historic Lansdowne Theater Corporation continues to make progress in the campaign in the effort to restore and reopen The Lansdowne as the most unique concert venues in the Philadelphia region. 


In order to achieve our goal we depend upon the generosity of our supporters.  Whatever you can spare is much-needed and greatly appreciated.

To make a tax-deductible contribution by mail send a check made payable to the Historic Lansdowne Theater Corporation and mail it to HLTC, 31 North Lansdowne Avenue, Lansdowne, PA 19050.

Make a payment using your credit card at Lansdowne Theater.

All donations are gratefully accepted and acknowledged.

The Lansdowne Lights Up!

Over 700 loyal fans stood outside of The Lansdowne on October 5th to see the long-dark marquee relit. Thanks are due to County Council for funding the restoration of this Delaware County icon. 

700 loyal fans

The marquee will be lit occasionally as we continue to raise funds to restore the interior of the theater.  Many more photos and thanks to the hundreds of people who have supported the project on Facebook at “Save The Lansdowne.” 

Jennifer Lawrence wins 2013 Oscar for Best Actress in “Silver Linings Playbook”

Jennifer Lawrence

Congratulations to Jennifer Lawrence for winning the 2013 Oscar for Best Actress for her role in “Silver Linings Playbook” filmed in part in front of The Lansdowne.

Lansdowne Theater Kimball Organ FOUND!

Lansdowne Organ

After two years of searching sleuths Lew Wallace and Pepper Reiley have located the 1927 Lansdowne Theater Kimball Organ in Phoenix, Arizona. Currently in storage the organ is in good shape and intact. The owner plans to reassemble the organ so that it can once again be played.

National Endowment Awards Our Town Grant to The Lansdowne

NEA logoThe National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has awarded the Lansdowne Theater Project a $75,000 grant in support of the development of architectural design documents that will guide the restoration of the 1927 theater. The funds come from the NEA’s Our Town program that supports creative placemaking projects that improve the quality of life, encourage creative activity, create community identity and a sense of place, and help revitalize local communities.

There were 317 applications submitted for this round of grants with 80 grants being awarded nation-wide. The Lansdowne received one of only three awarded in Pennsylvania.

Note to Photographers, Ghost Hunters, etc..

The Lansdowne Theater has been deluged with requests for photography sessions and ghost hunter groups who want to explore the theater. We are glad to accommodate your requests. The charge to use the theater for these purposes is $125 per hour with a 2 hour minimum. Please email or call the office for further details. The fee helps to offset utility and staff costs for these events. We are grateful for everyone's enthusiasm for this unique building.

The Lansdowne: Through the Photographer’s Lens

For the past few months there have been numerous photographers who have visited The Lansdowne to capture images of this space caught in time. Below are some links that take you to several of the photographers websites. Click on the photographers’ name to see their unique 'take' on The Lansdowne. Hope you enjoy!

Matt Lambros (you will have to scroll down to see The Lansdowne)

Scott Frederick

Kevin Brett

Mike Froio



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