Lobero Theatre gets an Encore!
As Preservation Work Begins, Lobero Theatre Foundation Thanks Donors, Volunteers and the Community
Santa Barbara, CA, June 3, 2013 – The Lobero Theatre Foundation is thrilled to announce that Encore: Lobero preservation work has begun at the Lobero Theatre. After two and a half years of fundraising, planning, expert review and permitting, the beloved Lobero theatre will now get some needed TLC. The Lobero Theatre Foundation’s all-volunteer board would like to offer a heartfelt thanks to the community for helping to get us to this point, and for showing their love for the Lobero Theatre.
“The Lobero owes a debt of gratitude to so many. To our very generous patrons and the people who faithfully attend Lobero shows. And to our staff and Board of Directors who serve with compassion and an inspiring sense of responsibility. And also to the historical, architectural, engineering, and planning experts who helped us preserve historic and architectural integrity while enhancing performance and audience comfort aspects so the theater remains viable. We extend our heartfelt thanks.”
- Lobero Theatre Foundation Board President Jeff DeVine
During the week of June 3, the Encore: Lobero preservation work officially kicks off with the removal of original entry bricks, which will be stored, protected and then reused on the reconstructed entry way. The scope of work over the next six months includes new seats, ceiling preservation, interior painting, improved air flow, expanded restrooms, ADA compliance upgrades and other elements to make the theatre viable for live performances for many years to come.
For more information on the Encore: Lobero campaign, visit LovetheLobero.com.