Lafayette’s Park Theater was —
and is — a community gem...

A classic example of Art Deco’s international offshoot, Streamline Moderne, in the 1940s the Park’s iconic façade beckoned moviegoers into a showcase of the latest and greatest Hollywood films. Seats were custom designed for comfort, concessions consistently popular. Although few records remain, the Park was a community draw for decades.


Shuttered since 2004, 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.

Our History

The Park Theater has a new champion

The Park Theater Trust (TPPT) is a volunteer committee of over 50 Lafayette citizens and representatives of community organizations, with an oversight Steering Committee of 6 members. In April 2019, we were awarded seed monies by the Lafayette Community Foundation and we have applied with the California Secretary of State to form a Nonprofit 501(c)(3) Public Benefit Corporation.

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 and retain it for future generations. Let’s light up the Park ... and light up Lafayette!

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