We at American Luxury Limousine take great pride in our local community. Many of our Simi Valley Limousine clients book with us when they are planning a night out to enjoy a show at the Simi Valley Cultural Center. Is there a better way to enjoy an evening than a Simi Valley Limo picking you up at your door, taking you to a great dinner at Barton’s Steakhouse, followed by a live performance at Simi Valley Cultural Center? The building itself is amazing!
The Gothic structure of the Simi Valley Cultural Center has enjoyed a variety of owners and tenants well before being purchased in the early 1990s by the City of Simi Valley with plans to remodel and use it as a Cultural Arts Center.
The building was approved as a Ventura County Historical Landmark in 1981, so refurbishing it also meant preserving its historical value. The result is a beautiful structure with gleaming columns showcasing hints of its history. In the first remodel, the pews of the church were cushioned and used for main floor seating. Today there are just a few left that graces the lobby as seating for patrons waiting for the show to start. The pew ends were kept and incorporated into the new seating to keep the integrity of the original design.
There is additional preservation of past elegance as well. Some sconces in the theater, a door, and a downstairs lobby light fixture that has been in place since 1924 are all tributes to the building’s colorful past. The numerous stained glass windows, badly damaged in the earthquake, were duplicated thanks to a researcher discovering that the company that made them in 1924 still existed. Following a call to the New York-based glass craftsmen, it was discovered that the original order was still on file after 71 years and could indeed be duplicated!
The lower-level lobby features the box office, public restrooms, a working fireplace, and a front office. Also, there is a Multipurpose Room, available for private functions, and also acts as a rehearsal space. It has a catering kitchen and a small stage. The multi-purpose room has a capacity of 93 for dinner or classroom seating for 174. It leads to the Green Room or area for actors as well as two dressing rooms and a restroom.
Since the opening of the new Cultural Arts Center in late 1995, we at Simi Valley limousine have made several trips to the location. The Center has featured everything from jazz and rock ‘n roll bands to dramas and musicals, and a variety of dance group performances. It has been rented for weddings as well as film shoots, meetings, photography shoots, and private parties.
If you book a show at the Cultural Arts Center and want to make the night out a little more special, be sure to book a Simi Valley limo with American Luxury Limousine and make a lasting memory. We love this local and historic location and would love to take you there. Check us out on YELP and book today!