Thanks to a generous 2023 Excellence Grant from the Community Foundation of Lafayette, the Park Theater Trust (TPTT), in partnership with the Lafayette Historical Society, will be producing a documentary on the Park Theater’s past, present and exciting future. We are looking for community members who have fond memories of the Park Theater from before it closed in 2005 – particularly in the early days when the Park first opened and in the 1950s when the Park was also used by Lafayette Orinda Presbyterian Church while the new sanctuary was under construction.
In addition to anecdotal stories and archival photographs, we are compiling oral histories as well as video interviews, so we are looking for community members willing to be interviewed on camera for the documentary. This piece will be shown as an inaugural short film at the Park when it opens, and also become an important part of the Lafayette Historical Society’s permanent archives.
If you are interested, please fill out the form below. The Historical Society and TPTT will review all information and will reach out to you for additional details and potential follow-up.