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WCAPT Apple Tower Theatre Webinar and In-Person Tour

  • Thursday, March 09, 2023
  • Thursday, March 16, 2023
  • 2 sessions
  • Thursday, March 09, 2023, 12:00 13:00 (PST)
  • Thursday, March 16, 2023, 17:00 21:00 (PDT)
  • 802 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90014


  • Webinar & In-Person Tour
  • Webinar & In-Person Tour
  • Free registration for speakers and hosts
  • Webinar & In-Person Tour

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Apple Tower Theatre Webinar and Tour

WCAPT invites members and guests to a double-feature

event discussing the recent award-winning 3-year rehabilitation and adaptive reuse of the historic Tower Theatre in Downtown Los Angeles - our first in-person event of 2023!

Free lunch-time webinar on Thursday, March 9th at 12 noon

In-person tour Thursday, March 16th at 5pm, with a Happy Hour to follow at Pattern Bar (corner of 9th and Main)

Designed by Architect Charles Lee, the theatre was designed in Renaissance Revival style with innovative French, Spanish, Moorish, and Italian elements, all executed in terra-cotta. The Tower Theater was the first theater in Los Angeles to be wired for the groundbreaking technology of the day - talking pictures! It also kept patrons cool with air conditioning, another emerging technology at the time. 

After standing vacant for 35 years, a team of preservation professionals collaborated to sensitively rehabilitate the Theater while adaptively reusing the space to create Apple's flagship Los Angeles retail and multipurpose space.

These two sessions will focus on the exterior terra cotta façade rehabilitation, preservation challenges, decorative painting and ornamental plaster restoration.

Presenters will include:

Devon Barnes, Gruen Associates

Ean Frank + Dick Gee, Spectra Company

Peyton Hall, Historic Resources Group

Ryan Upp, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger

Joseph Sembrat, EverGreene Architectural Arts

Webinar: Thursday, March 9th

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Join this free-to-attend webinar for an update on the work that has been going on behind the scenes to restore this important building.

Zoom meeting joining instructions will be emailed prior to the event.

In-Person Tour: Thursday, March 16th

5:00pm to 7:00pm

Meet with the engineers, architects, conservators and contractors to see the work up close, then join us for happy hour nearby (Location TBD)

Space is limited!!! Reserve your place now.

Webinar: Free to attend

In-Person Tour:

$20 (Members)

$30 (Non-Members)

$5 (Students)

Register Here

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