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FSY Architects Completes Phase 1 of LA’s Vision Theatre

Los Angeles, CA, USA — FSY Architects is proud to announce the construction completion of Phase 1 of the rehabilitation/adaptive reuse of the Vision Theatre/Manchester Jr. Arts Center in Leimert Park, CA .  The historic Vision Theatre (formerly Leimert Theatre), constructed in 1931-1932 as part of a joint venture development by Walter Leimert and Howard Hughes, is considered “exemplary” as one of the last two great Art Deco theaters remaining in Los Angeles, and has been deemed eligible for the National Register of Historic Places.

Phase 1 work includes the restoration of the building’s iconic facade, marquee, and signage tower; rehabilitation of the entrance foyer and lobby; and the addition/adaptive reuse of the Manchester Jr. Arts Center on the second floor, intended to provide educational arts programs for local youth.  FSY is excited to also announce the very imminent kickoff of the next phase of restoration for this historic gem.  Phase 2 will entail the adaptive reuse of the original 1050-seat cinema auditorium into a 750-seat flexible, state-of-the-art performing arts facility, as well as the historic restoration of this grand audience chamber.  A new stage house  with a full fly loft and support spaces are also planned for this second phase.

For more information on FSY Architects, visit www.fsyarchitects.com

Joe Kleimanhttp://www.themedreality.com
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe has been News Editor and contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, and MiceChat. His blog, ThemedReality.com takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @themedreality Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his fiancé, two dogs, and a ghost.

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