Welcome to Grand Vision Foundation
ABOUT GRAND VISION
Grand Vision Foundation is the Friends' Group to the Warner Grand Theatre. We are a non profit volunteer-run 501(c)(3) organization. We produce live concerts, films, performances and educational events at the historic Warner Grand Theatre, a 1,500 seat art deco movie palace and also at the Grand Annex, a 150-seat music listening room. Our goal is to revitalize our community through the performing arts.
To inspire and engage the diverse Los Angeles Harbor/South Bay community through culturally inclusive arts and educational experiences centered on the historic Warner Grand Theatre and the Grand Annex in downtown San Pedro.
As the Friends, we provide ongoing advocacy, marketing, technical assistance, repairs/restoration and a corps of volunteers that assists with events. We also operate the Grand Annex, where we present over 50 concerts annually in an "intimate" listening room setting. In addition, Meet the Music is our free after-school program introducing music fundamentals and introducing world cultures and geography through live concerts.
Grand Vision was formed in 1996 by concerned citizens reacting to a proposal to turn the Warner Grand into a swap meet, and called for the community to save the Theatre. We have remained a Friends group ever since, working closely with the City's Department of Cultural Affairs, which now manages and programs the building which is owned by the City of Los Angeles.
Since 1996, Grand Vision has raised and invested over $1.5 million to significantly improve the Theatre, truly an architectural gem. We have donated, in total, over $4 million in monetary and in-kind donations to support the theatre.