The People Behind Encore: Lobero

If you’ve been down Canon Perdido Street in the past two weeks, you’ve seen that the theatre’s renovation is well under way. Here’s a quick introduction to some of the key players behind-the-scenes of the Encore: Lobero project:

Visit LovetheLobero.com for more details about the campaign, and keep coming back for more fun photos and videos of our Preservation in Progress!

Encore: Lobero campaign featured on KCLU this morning

KCLU’s Lance Orozco reports that after two years of planning, and fundraising, work is underway on a major preservation and modernization project for the theater.

kclu_call lettersOur thanks to Lance and to KCLU for covering this story today, and to Lobero Theatre Executive Director David Asbell and the project’s knowledgeable designer Dawn Ziemer for their interviews.

Click on link to listen to/download story: Lobero Renovations

 

 

Lobero Theatre Gets an Encore!

Preservation Work Begins and the Lobero Theatre Foundation Thanks Donors, Volunteers and the Community

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 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 Encore: Lobero, visit LovetheLobero.com.

Encore: Lobero
Preserving and Enhancing California’s Oldest Theatre

We’re putting on our hard hats and getting to work on Encore: Lobero!

You may have noticed some wear-and-tear throughout the building. This theatre has been well-loved, and well-used for 89 years.

The Lobero Theatre is ready for a second act, with the heavy lifting beginning on June 3. We’re going to replace the seats in the auditorium, upgrade heating and air conditioning systems, nearly double the size of both restrooms and bring the theatre up to meet modern accessibility codes with a safe and welcoming entrance. More at LovetheLobero.com.

While the Box Office will be closed, the Lobero Theatre Foundation is happy to answer any questions by calling 805-966-4946.

Stay tuned to this blog over the summer, where we’ll be chronicling the construction through photos, and gearing up for our 2013-2014 Encore Season. We’re keeping up with our Facebook and Twitter accounts too, so if you haven’t already please “Like” us and “Follow” along. (Pro tip: This is one of our favorite places to give out exclusive pre-sale codes and discounts.)

Stay tuned, and thanks for joining us here.