Serving Bel Air, Benedict Canyon, Beverly Hills. Brentwood, Laurel Canyon, Los Feliz, Malibu, Pacific Palisades, Melrose, Santa Monica, Sherman Oaks, Studio City, Topanga, Canyon, Westwood & Hollywood Hills.

Name

E-mail

facebook Canyon News twitter Canyon News

Canyon News

Bel Air News

Beverly Hills News

Brentwood News

Hollywood Hills News

Laurel Canyon News

Los Angeles News

Los Feliz News

Malibu News

Melrose News

Pacific Palisades News

Santa Monica News

Sherman Oaks News

Studio City News

Topanga Canyon News

West Hollywood News

Westwood News

Woodland Hills

Celebrity News

State News

National News

World Headlines

Deaf News

Entertainment

Film

Television

Music

On the Industry

Star Gazing

St. John's Confidential File

Theatrical Musings

Life & Style

Event Listings

Tech Talk

Looking Good For Lots Less

Spirit & Creativity

Miller Time

Books

View from the Hill

NY WEST

Chrystal's Recipe Corner

Career and Life Coaching

Gardening With Tony

Life According To Lenson

Real Estate Realities

Food

Sports

Marathon Running

Keeping It Bruin: A Look Into UCLA Athletics

Baseball

Basketball

Football

Hockey

Pets

Vi's Corner

Pet Tips

Point of View

John Armor

Message to America

Critic At Large... Ruta Lee

Labor Week

Ramblings

10 Degrees Cooler

McConnors corner

Edge of the west

The Physics Wizard

Auto

Kyle's Kars

Travel

Susan Michelle's Compass

Advice

Ask Deanna

Dear Lily

Ask Oona

Features

Dancing with Earthquakes

Archives

Sports Schedules

Traveling Beyond the Canyon

Edge of the West

Law Man

Ask Us

Nathan Tabor

The Angry Economist

Truth Probe

As I See It

Columnists

Truth Conquers

The Live Wire

Notes from Exile

Letters to the Editor

Dog Training by Anthony

Canyon Mews

Speak!

Sponsors

America's Most Wanted Dogs

World Recipes

Vegetarian Lifestyle

Humor

News Briefs

Local News

Books

News

Canyon Fodder

Bad Movie Night

Critical Projection

Ed's on the Town

Fitness Quests

Flashback Films

Stories of the Strange

Gourmet Grandma

He Said/She Said

Home Matters with Yvonne

L.A. Etch-a-Sketch

L.A. Ruminations

McConnor's Corner

Mommy Minute

Musically Speaking

My Back Pages

Publisher's Pages

ResourceINK

Scene and Heard in L.A.

Silly...But Wise!

Sunset Diaries

Table Options

The Paws Cause

TV Stuff

Cartoon of the Week



Hollywood Hills News

Ford Amphitheatre To Undergo Construction
Posted by Ivetta Babadjanian on Jul 5, 2012 - 4:11:42 PM

HOLLYWOOD HILLS—Officials announced on Thursday, July 5, that the outdoor Ford Amphitheatre in Hollywood Hills will be under construction beginning in October to enhance the stage and floor.

The renovations will include improving the green room, dressing rooms, seats, creating an even surface to reduce the angle of the stage's rake, and an upgrade to the theater's lighting and sounding system. It has also been planned for the theater to resurface and seal the floor in order to avoid water leaking to areas beneath the theater, such as the 87-seat indoor Ford theater, which has been a recurring problem over the past few years.
lunapic_134153397913057_3.jpg
Photo courtesy of Ford Amphitheatre's website

The cost of the construction will be an estimated $7.5 million and is scheduled to be completed by May 2013. Funding for the project has been made possible by Board of Supervisors Chairman and Third District Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky. A detailed master plan of the theater's future development will be presented to the L.A. County Board of Supervisors in the fall.

Due to the construction, the indoor live theater series will be cancelled for its 2012-13 season and may be cancelled for the season after as well. The series presented new plays and works by well-known writers in the smaller indoor theater.

“The construction will make it impossible to produce in the indoor theater this coming season,” said Laura Zucker, Executive Director of the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, “but the Arts Commission will continue to support theater companies in the region through our myriad other programs, including grants and technical assistance.”

The Ford Theatre began developing plans to renovate in 2010 with Levin & Associates Architect. The new additions are reported to include a new parking structure, a 299-seat theater to replace the 87-seat space and a restaurant.

“We have wanted to make these improvements for some time,” said Adam Davis, Managing Director of the Ford Theatre, in the official press release. “We are currently going through a planning process that’s enabled us to prioritize needs and these were at the top of the list. These improvements will make producing at the Ford better and maintaining the facility easier while retaining the Amphitheatre’s historic character.”


 

Cliffside Malibu

-------------------------

-------------------------

 

MANHATTAN BEACH

Serving Bel Air, Benedict Canyon, Beverly Hills. Brentwood, Laurel Canyon, Los Feliz, Malibu, Pacific Palisades, Melrose, Santa Monica, Sherman Oaks, Studio City, Topanga, Canyon, Westwood & Hollywood Hills.