Since 1927, the Lompoc Theatre has stood as the heart of the Lompoc community and has served the broader region. As the theater has lain dormant for years, the economic vitality of downtown Lompoc has faltered as well. Other communities throughout California and the country have restored their downtown theaters and seen tremendous revitalization in their surrounding areas.
We, the Lompoc Theatre Project Corporation, are raising $5 million to restore and reopen the theater in order to provide our community with the center of arts, culture, and entertainment it desperately needs.
As part of the restoration process, we plan to update to state-of-the-art theater and movie projection equipment, move and restore the land use office, and rehabilitate the current office and retail space as a valuable income generator.
This project will have a tremendous impact on Lompoc, as well as the broader region, in providing access to arts and entertainment for all interests right on California’s Highway 1.
- Local arts organizations will be able to utilize the Lompoc Theatre free of charge. Wouldn’t it be a thrill to see the name of your group up on this marquee?
- Act as a multi-use venue for artists, performers and audiences in Lompoc and throughout the northern part of Santa Barbara County.
- Encourage the development of, and collaboration between, community arts, educational, civic and cultural organizations.
- Provide a performance home for established local arts organizations by offering the theater at no cost.
- Enhance Lompoc’s historic core as a cultural center, generating economic benefits for the immediate downtown area as well as the broader community.
- Allow persons of all ages, cultures and economic backgrounds to explore their creative and artistic possibilities.
- One definitive aspect of thriving communities is a strong arts presence. Without the restoration of the Lompoc Theatre, our community cannot reach its full potential.
All of us at the Lompoc Theatre Project bring our expertise to this effort, from publicity to volunteer management, from accounting to fundraising, and from artist management to visual design. Together with our donors and our community, we will save the theater and revitalize our downtown area.