This is the place. Now is the time.
Our vision is becoming a reality!
After countless hours of volunteer effort, consistent encouragement from City staff and the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce, and critical support from The Lafayette Community Foundation (LCF), TPTT is very happy to announce that saving the Park Theater is moving toward reality. And not only saving the iconic Park itself, but also renewing it into an accessible, inclusive, community-centered cinema, arts and culture hub for patrons of all ages. We’re thrilled to now share the vision with you, along with the important fundraising efforts necessary to complete our mission.
Yes, we’re on our way to revitalizing this beloved architectural gem but there is still work to be done – we need to raise $8MM to finalize the acquisition and rehabilitate the building. Our goal is to have a grand opening in late 2022, the Park Theater’s 81st birthday.
Lights, Cameras, Action!
The iconic Art Deco Park Theater will again be the centerpiece of Lafayette.
Reopening the Park Theater consistently ranks in the top 4 community concerns — a priority of citizens, local business, and the City. As an anchor of a revitalized town center, the Park will become a magnet – a center for newly released Hollywood movies and classics, independent and foreign films, and creative programming to appeal to all ages. 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.
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
We’re off to a strong start
The Park Theater Trust has been the recipient of several generous grants from the Lafayette Community Foundation (LCF), private donations, and, most recently, a $2MM pledge from Miramar Capital, developer of the newly approved Lafayette Lane mixed-use downtown development.
Together, let’s protect the Park Theater from outside development, and retain it for future generations.
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