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Feel the Beat with Team Taiko and Arugakki!

Feel the Beat with Team Taiko and Arugakki!

Arugakki returns to Grand Annex, June 8! Master drummer Kristofer Bergstrom of GVF’s Team Taiko, along with friends from Los Angeles Taiko Institute (LATI), will perform their newest works for Japanese taiko drums, including their one-of-a-kind on-stage mochi-making...

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Students Make Music at First Thursday

Students Make Music at First Thursday

Grand Vision's Recorders in Schools Students Bring Their Music to San Pedro's First Thursday Artwalk! First Thursday Artwalk in San Pedro is a celebration of art, music, food and community. The art galleries are open, there’s Taiko drumming in front of the Grand...

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2017 & 2007| Lower Lobby Refurbishment

2017 & 2007| Lower Lobby Refurbishment

In the mid 1990s, the lower lobby sustained extreme water damage due to flooding. The historic red and white checkered linoleum and wooden subfloor were destroyed. In 2007, the rest room dividers were cleaned up, rust removed and repainted, and floors were scrubbed...

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2015 | New Digital Projector

2015 | New Digital Projector

GVF purchased technically appropriate projector in order for the theatre to be able to access and screen contemporary films. One of GVF's ongoing goals has been to upgrade the Warner Grand Theatre's technology. The theatre had previously housed a small conference room...

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2010 | Auditorium Paint Analysis

2010 | Auditorium Paint Analysis

GVF received a grant from The National Trust to conduct an analysis of the peeling paint in the main auditorium. Experts found the causes to be age, deterioration of base paint layer, changes in humidity and air conditioning damage.  

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2009-10 | Mezzanine Ceiling Restoration

2009-10 | Mezzanine Ceiling Restoration

GVF repaired and restored a section of decorated ceiling that was sagging, cracked, and missing sections of plaster. With a matching grant from the Office of then L.A. County Supervisor Don Knabe, a sagging, damaged section of the mezzanine ceiling was analyzed,...

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2009 | Main Drape Replacement

2009 | Main Drape Replacement

GVF replaced the (non-original) main stage drape with a more technically useful curtain that is able to open at the center and move up and down. GVF Board President Fred Allen worked with L.A. stage curtain maker Dazian Fabrics to produce a new drape with a beautiful...

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2006-08 | “Save Your Seat” Campaign

2006-08 | “Save Your Seat” Campaign

From 2006 - 2008, GVF raised $914,418 through a coordinated community building effort that offered local businesses and residents the opportunity to “adopt” seats at the theater with commemorative armrest nameplates. Under contract with the City of Los Angeles, GVF...

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