Located in the heart of Downtown, the iconic Art Deco Park Theater remains a beloved symbol of our community.

Through citizen input and City vision, the surrounding area is an increasingly active center of events, dining, and the arts. The time is NOW for the Park Theater to resume its rightful place in this newly vibrant scene, and shine again in the role for which it was created: Entertaining and engaging the entire Lafayette community.


Shuttered since 2005, memories of its deep impact on Lafayette linger ...

Reopening the Park Theater consistently ranks in the top 4 community concerns — a priority of citizens, local business, and the city as we work together to revitalize Downtown.


The Park Theater has a new champion

Initially called together as a volunteer task force by the City of Lafayette, the Park Theater Trust (TPPT) is a 501(c)(3) Public Benefit corporation. In April 2019, we were awarded seed monies by the Lafayette Community Foundation, and in February 2020, we received our formal determination letter from the IRS confirming our tax-exempt status.

Who We Are

Our Mission

To restore and operate Lafayette’s iconic Park Theater building and revitalize it into an accessible and inclusive, community-centered cinema, arts and culture hub with programming that includes critically acclaimed films, throwback favorites, and engaging non-film events.

There are plenty of ways to get involved!

Together, let’s protect the Park Theater from outside development, and retain it for future generations.

Let’s light up the Park ... and light up Lafayette!

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