FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions About the Plaza Theatre

Q: Who owns the Theatre?
A: The theatre is solely owned by the City of Palm Springs and is owned free and clear.

Q: Will the Plaza Theatre remain a theatre?
A: When the city acquired the theatre from the redevelopment agency it was under the condition that it remain a theatre.

Q: Will contributions to the restoration be separated from the City’s general fund?
A: All monies donated to the theatre go into a restricted city account that may ONLY be used for fundraising expenses and restoration, nothing else.

Q: Are donations tax-deductible?
A: All donations are fully deductible to the extent of the law.

Q: Is anyone on the Steering Committee getting paid?
A: The steering committee is 100% volunteer and not receiving any compensation.

Q: Who is leading this restoration effort?
A: Rob Moon and J.R. Roberts have been appointed by the city council to create and chair the steering committee.

Q: How will the theatre ultimately be used?
A: The plan for the theatre is that it will be used for a wide variety of entertainment including live music, film, lectures, small live performances, and educational programs.

Q: Who will run the theatre once it has been restored?
A: The city will most likely hire an outside company or person to book and operate the theatre once it’s restored.