Perhaps you’ve seen the waterproof roof tarp wrapping the theater roof. From a bird’s-eye view, it appears as though the roof is covered in snow. But what matters down here on the ground is that this special tarp covering the roof has stopped water leaking into the theater for the first time in about a decade.
But the theater itself remains dark. We know you haven’t heard a lot from us since we won the title and deed to the theater building in January 2016, after almost three years of negotiations with the previous owner’s lenders, including federal, state and local government entities.
Officially owning the building finally gave us access to every nook and cranny of the building for the first time. It completely revealed the sad state of affairs into which our once proud theater had fallen. Undaunted, and with a new commitment, we rolled up our sleeves and immediately got to work.
So here’s the inside story on what we’ve been doing quietly behind the scenes, and an inside look into the theater itself: Read More
Actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus and her husband, writer/director Brad Hall, have made the first major donation to the Lompoc Theatre Project, kicking off the nonprofit’s capital campaign to restore and reopen the theater, board members announced today. Read More
Jul 25, 2016, by Willis Jacobson firstname.lastname@example.org
A nonprofit organization that is working to restore and reopen the old downtown Lompoc Theatre recently has made progress in its efforts.
The Lompoc Theatre Project’s board of directors last month made the first payment against the delinquent property taxes owed by the previous owner of the historic building. This means the theater has been removed from Santa Barbara County’s list of properties in default for unpaid taxes. Read More
We at the Lompoc Theatre Project are beyond thrilled to announce — via social media, and at a news conference we just held— that we now own the deed to the historic Lompoc Theatre, built in 1927.
Santa Barbara County Superior Court Judge Jed Beebe cleared the path Monday, Jan. 25, for the Theatre Project to take ownership of the theater when he granted the nonprofit’s petition to foreclose on the previous owner, Lompoc Housing and Community Development Corporation (LHCDC). Read More
During its annual membership meeting Sept. 22, the nonprofit Lompoc Theatre Project membership elected four new board members and renewed terms for two existing board members.
The new board members are Lompoc residents Michelle Ball, Raymond Down, Jenelle Osborne and Nancy Shaw. Founding members Carol Benham and Jack Carmean, also of Lompoc, were also re-elected to continuing seats on the nine-member board of directors.
“We’re delighted with the addition of these four talented, dedicated Lompoc residents to our board of directors,” said Mark Herrier, LTP president. “We’re stronger than we’ve ever been and are ready to hit the ground running when we take possession of the theater later this year.” Read More
After more than three years of wrangling over ownership and liens on the downtown Lompoc Theatre, the Lompoc City Council voted Tuesday to sell its $700,000 deed of trust on the theater to the nonprofit Lompoc Theatre Project for one dollar.
The sale of the deed for $1 to the Lompoc Theatre Project will allow the nonprofit to proceed with an uncontested foreclosure on the theater’s current owner, Lompoc Housing and Community Development Corporation (LHCDC). The foreclosure process is expected to take about 90 days, according to Mark Herrier, President of the Lompoc Theatre Project.
"For the first time since this organization has been formed, we finally control our own fate, and have the ball in our hands,” he said. Read More