The John Anson Ford Theatres are owned by the County of Los Angeles and operated in partnership with the Department of Parks and Recreation and the Ford Theatre Foundation. Located in a 32-acre County regional park, this intimate 1,200-seat amphitheatre is one of the oldest performing arts venues in Los Angeles still in use.
Each year, the Ford presents an eclectic and diverse summer season of music, dance and theatre by some of the most exciting LA-based artists, as well as some of the most compelling artists from around the world.
The Ford has just completed a $72.2 million renovation and restoration project and will be reopening for the 2017 summer season in July. Visit https://www.fordtheatres.org/ for more info.
Directed by Richard Marquand (1983, 136 minutes)
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