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In the News

The ongoing efforts by the Lompoc Theatre Project to restore and reopen the historic theater have garnered the attention of local news reporters, and below are many of the published reports.

Members of the Lompoc Theatre Project’s Board of Directors thank members of local news media for sharing our story and detailing our efforts.

May 7,2019 Video: Montemar Wines Theatre Donation.


April 12, 2017
Video: Restoration of the Lompoc Theatre in full swing

November 16, 2016: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Brad Hall join effort to restore Lompoc Theater

October 7, 2015: Major Milestone in Lompoc Theatre Restoration

May 12, 2014
Video: Bright Future for the Lompoc Theatre Project


May 23, 2017: Lompoc Theatre celebrates reopening, 90th Birthday

March 6, 2016
Video: Progress made on Lompoc Theatre renovation project

January 29, 2016: Lompoc Theatre group finally gets keys to building

October 7, 2015
Video: City votes to sell Lompoc Theatre deed to nonprofit group

Lompoc Record:

January 6,2019: Lompoc Theatre Earns EVA

April 10, 2017: Center Stage: Lompoc Theatre restoration in full gear as anniversary approaches

April 10, 2017: GALLERY: Restoration efforts underway at Lompoc Theatre

November 22, 2016: Lompoc Theatre Project receives first 'major' donation

July 25, 2016: Lompoc Theatre Project beings back tax payments, looking at repairs

January 29, 2016: Lompoc Theatre Project takes ownership of historic building

November 15, 2016: Lompoc Theatre Project adds four new directors

November 4, 2015, editorial piece by local resident: Build it, and they will surely come

October 8, 2015: Lompoc Theatre renovation inches closer

September 17, 2015: Lompoc Theatre Project clears major hurdle

August 14, 2015: Theatre Project to host free movie tonight at Ryon Park

July 10, 2015: Portion of PCPA ticket sales to benefit Lompoc Theatre Project

May 19, 2015: Leadership Lompoc Valley donates more than $5k to Lompoc Theatre Project

January 23, 2015: Lompoc Theatre Project Inches Closer

December 15, 2014: Lompoc Theatre Project reveals plans

May 8, 2014: Following the signing of the MoU with City of Lompoc: Lompoc Theatre Project signs pact with city

April 22, 2014: Advance on April 26 fundraiser at D’Vine Wine Bar & Bistro: Lompoc Theatre Project to hold fundraiser

March 2014: Lompoc Theatre Project presents updated plans

March 2, 2014: Rebuttal commentary written by LTP Board in response to cartoon: Truth about the Lompoc Theatre Project

The Santa barbara independent

December 6, 2016: Lompoc Theatre Restoration

The Santa ynez valley news

November 22, 2016: Lompoc Theatre Project receives first 'major' donation

The Santa Maria TIMES

November 22, 2016: Lompoc Theatre Project receives first 'major' donation

The Santa Maria Sun

April 5, 2017: Lompoc Theatre Project prepares for full restoration

November 23, 2016: Julia Louis-Dreyfus supports campaign to restore Lompoc Theatre

July 1, 2014, on the LTP being in escrow with the LHCDC: The historic Lompoc Theatre is in escrow

May 15, 2014, following the signing of the MoU with the City of Lompoc: Lompoc Theater edges closer to financial freedom

April 12, 2017: Key Work Underway for Revival of Historic Lompoc Theatre

January 29, 2016: Lompoc Theatre Project Gains Ownership of Historic Structure

October 7, 2015

City Council Okays Sale of Old Lompoc Theatre Building
Lompoc Theatre Project Raises Curtain on Latest Renovation Plans, Renderings
Oversight Board Sets Stage for Lompoc Theatre Ownership Switch

Noozhawk on the signing of the MoU with the City of Lompoc: City Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Lompoc Theatre Project

santa barbara seasons magazine

Featured in the October 2015 issue: Santa Ynez Valley News: Lompoc Theatre Project


In July 2014, LTP was featured as “Nonprofit of the Week” in EdHat, an online community news source.

Santa Barbara News-Press

May 22, 2017: Celebration planned for Lompoc Theatre's 90th birthday

May 10, 2014


It's been a long process but the Lompoc Theatre Project Corp. moved closer to reviving the historic building when the City Council paved the way this week for the group to take title. The next step for the group is to enter escrow on the building and start taking bids on renovating and repairing the theater.

The theater group needed approval of a memorandum of understanding from the City Council for the title transfer to take place and escrow to open. The council approved the memorandum Tuesday on a 4-0 vote, agreeing to transfer the building to the Theatre Project. Councilman Dirk Starbuck recused himself because he owns property near the theater and wanted to avoid a possible conflict of interest.

Mark Herrier, a Lompoc Theatre Project board member, said the memorandum was an important step in keeping the nonprofit's mission alive.

"Had this not happened this would be all over with," Mr. Herrier said.

Cecilia Martner, board president of the Theatre Project, said reviving the theater is important to the betterment of the community and preserving Lompoc history.

"This community would not be a live community if it didn't have a performing arts center, if it didn't have a venue for arts and culture, if it didn't have a venue for entertainment," Ms. Martner said.

Acknowledging that the community has seen several attempts to save the theater, Laurie Jervis, secretary of the Theatre Project, said the move proves this project can work.

"We are not the first group to try this but we are determined not to let it fall by the wayside. We've made more progress than any group to date," Ms. Jervis said.

The group has already begun to raise money for the much-needed repairs. The first fundraiser, held on April 26, raised several thousand dollars.

"We were really heartened by the people who came to our fundraiser. It was more than double the people we expected," Ms. Jervis said.

Board members have said they don't plan to do any extensive remodeling but simply want to take care of repairs, starting with fixing the leaky roof. Renovation is expected to cost $5 million and operating costs for the first year are estimated at $900,000. The Theatre Project has a full calendar of events scheduled for opening year.

The group isn't ready to release the calendar yet, but Ms. Jervis said Mr. Herrier, who has had a long career as an actor, writer and director, has many Hollywood contacts and the potential acts include some recognizable names.

"We're thrilled. I'm excited. I'm making it my mission to make this happen. We have a solid team and expert help," Mr. Herrier said.

On Aug. 29, the Lompoc Valley Historical Society hosted a dinner at the Lompoc Elks for the classmates’ 50th reunion, and during the festivities, alumni donated funds totaling $1,900 to the Lompoc Theatre Project.

LHS Class of 1964 LTP Donation
Ron Bock, left, board member and treasurer of the Lompoc Theatre Project, accepts a $1,900 check from Ken Main, a member of the Lompoc High School Class of 1964, during the LTP’s Volunteer Potluck Workshop on Sept. 18 at the Lilley Building.