The Embassy Theatre will host “Making the Case for Historic Theatres” April 5-6. The regional conference is presented by the League of Historic American Theatres (LHAT). The event is expected to attract 58 representatives from 27 theaters. Attendees will travel from Alabama, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio and Vermont.
“Like the Embassy, historic theaters are community gems all across our country,” said Kelly Updike, executive director for the Embassy Theatre. “It is an honor to welcome industry colleagues to Fort Wayne. Our industry leaders will have the opportunity to network while discovering new trends in the theater world.”
In addition to networking with members of LHAT’s national Board of Directors and staff and fellow LHAT members, participants will attend educational sessions that provide practical insights led by leaders in the field of historic theater restoration, renovation and maintenance. Sessions on operations and fundraising also are planned.
The LHAT organization hosts two regional conferences each year, one in the spring and one in the fall, in different locations across the United States.
Prior to the Fort Wayne regional conference, the LHAT Board of Directors will convene Tuesday, April 4 for a quarterly board meeting