Limited Time Match Opportunity!

Two very generous members of the Lafayette community have pledged to match dollar for dollar up to $350,000 EVERY donation received by December 31, 2022, to the Park Theater Renovation Capital Campaign. Make your donation go even farther!

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Thanks to the community's generous support we are on our way to revitalizing our beloved Park Theater. But we still need you! Click below to see our progress report from our latest newsletter. You can sign up for the newsletter mailing list at the bottom of this page.

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Support from our Local Businesses!

We are so grateful for the support of local businesses. In fact, we have an opportunity for the local community to get a head start on holiday shopping and support the Park Theater Renovation Campaign at the same time.

From Nov 11th through the 23rd, customer favorite Clocks, Etc., will donate 15% of your pre-tax total if you use code ParkTheater15 in-store or online at clocksetc.net. Please support local businesses who are supporting your local theater!

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This is the place. Now is the time.

JOIN THE COMMUNITY-WIDE EFFORT TO LIGHT UP THE PARK!

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 thrilled to announce that the iconic Park Theater is now owned by The Park Theater Trust on behalf of the entire community.

Now the push is on to raise the $5 million necessary to renovate this historic, much-loved cinema into an accessible, inclusive, community-centered cultural hub for patrons of all ages. Our goal is to have a grand re-opening in mid 2024, the Park Theater’s 83rd birthday.

The re-imagined Park Theater will be the first and only cinema art house of its kind this side of the Caldecott Tunnel, bringing an elevated level of culture and entertainment to Lamorinda, Contra Costa County, and beyond.

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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.

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.

LEADERSHIP

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 (LCF), and in February 2020, we received our formal determination letter from the IRS confirming our tax-exempt status. TPTT has since been the recipient of two additional Excellence Grants by LCF. Primarily due to private donations and grants from family foundations, LCF and other institutions including the City of Lafayette, TPTT raised the $3 million required to purchase the Park Theater property for the community, and closed escrow in December 2021.

Who We Are

THE PUSH IS ON TO REOPEN in 2024

For the Park Theater’s operator, TPTT is teaming up with Adam Bergeron and Jaimi Holker of CinemaSF, highly regarded for their passion for historic cinemas and community-focused mix of first-run art/indie films, new Hollywood releases and classics, live music and other eclectic events. This will be CinemaSF’s first foray into the East Bay cultural scene.

Walt Disney famously stated, “All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” NOW is our ONCE and FOREVER opportunity to bring this dream, this cultural icon, back to life for ALL of us.

Please join The Park Theater Trust and together, let’s light up the Park and light up Lafayette!

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