This is an archival story that predates current editorial management.
This archival content was written, edited, and published prior to LAist's acquisition by its current owner, Southern California Public Radio ("SCPR"). Content, such as language choice and subject matter, in archival articles therefore may not align with SCPR's current editorial standards. To learn more about those standards and why we make this distinction, please click here.
Pasadena Playhouse Makes a Comeback
Just a couple months after filing for bankruptcy, the famed theatre has emerged and plans to stage a production this fall. The Pasadena Playhouse, which opened in 1917, announced in early January that it would be closing its doors and laying off staff. A coalition of supporters made up of the city, board of directors and staff “have all combined to create a plan to resurrect the Playhouse from years of unbearable debts,” the executive director, Stephen Eich, said in a statement, according to the New York Times. “Although we will be moving slowly in the future to ensure financial responsibility and stability, we will in fact be back.”