Restoration

Grand Vision’s restoration work began in 1996 when we took on the challenge of restoring the historic marquee and neon blade sign, which had been dark for many years. Since then, we have undertaken many preservation, restoration, maintenance and upgrade projects, including the “Save Your Seat Campaign” capital campaign of 2004-2006. Local residents, businesses and fans of Art Deco design adopted over 1,000 Theatre seats. These funds enabled Grand Vision to fully restore the Theatre’s seats, install safe, modern stage rigging, a movie sound system and much more. This restoration work provided the necessary improvements that have enabled the Theatre to function as a community performing arts center since reopening in late 2006.

See the stories below for details on the many community-driven restoration projects that Grand Vision has accomplished.

 

Restoration Blog

Warner Grand Theatre, Looking Good at 93!

Warner Grand Theatre, Looking Good at 93!

This Saturday, January 20, the Warner Grand Theatre turns 93! When the Theatre opened in 1931 it was one of three Art Deco movie palaces built in Los Angeles by Warner Brothers Studios. Today, this...

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Warner Grand Theatre Renovations Begin

Warner Grand Theatre Renovations Begin

Grand Vision successfully advocated for the City of Los Angeles to commit $15 million towards the renovation of the Warner Grand Theatre so it can be enjoyed for generations to come! As of January...

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Saving the Warner Grand Theatre

Saving the Warner Grand Theatre

Thank you to Sandra Endo from Fox New’s Good Day LA for sharing the story of the Warner Grand Theatre and the work Grand Vision Foundation has been doing for the last two and a half decades to...

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Warner Grand Theatre Renovation

Warner Grand Theatre Renovation

The Warner Grand Theatre is owned and operated by the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs. The City operates the building as a publicly available rental facility available to all,...

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SPF:architects

SPF:architects

Founded in 1990 by Zoltan Pali, FAIA, and his wife Judit Fekete-Pali, Culver City-based SPF:architects (SPFA) is an award-winning firm known for both commercial and residential projects. Among their...

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The Warner Grand’s $10 Million Renovation

The Warner Grand’s $10 Million Renovation

Planning the Warner Grand’s $10 Million Renovation: An Interview with Alison Becker By Liz Schindler Johnson To capture this moment, I caught up with Alison Becker, Senior Advisor to Councilman...

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Love the LobbyRestoration Campaign

Love the Lobby
Restoration Campaign

Show your love for the historic Warner Grand Theatre by adopting a seat. A brass plaque with the name of your choice will be affixed to a seat at the Theatre. Funds benefit Grand Vision's campaign...

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2020 | Upgrading the Sound System

2020 | Upgrading the Sound System

San Pedro’s historic Warner Grand Theatre originally opened in 1931. Nearing its 90th birthday, the theater has moved into a new 21st century era of production - thanks to recent upgrades to the...

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