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A rendering of what the BMW Pavilion and Canopy Test Drive Staging Area could like in 2014.

News, City Council, Santa Monica, Civic Auditorium

Santa Monica Civic Auditorium May Host BMW Event In 2014

Posted Dec. 25, 2013, 9:06 am

The final item voted on at last Tuesday’s city council meeting was for a resolution establishing interim uses and fees for the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium. While City staff had intended to bring this agenda item to council members in early 2014, the issue was introduced in the final meeting of 2013 to possibly accommodate an event hosted by BMW.

The Santa Monica City Council made nine appointments to the Civic Working Group in October.

News, City Council, Santa Monica, Civic Auditorium

Santa Monica Civic Auditorium Working Group Selected By City Council

Posted Nov. 4, 2013, 9:01 am

Not necessarily a case of calling in the cavalry, the Santa Monica City Council made a few appointments Oct. 22 to a new group ordained with finding a way to bring the Civic Auditorium back to life after it went dark four months ago.

The AltCar Expo is a free two-day alternative energy and transportation expo in Santa Monica Sept. 20-21.

News, Transportation, Santa Monica, Civic Auditorium

AltCar Fleet Conference & Expo Returns To Santa Monica This Friday, Saturday

Posted Sep. 19, 2013, 8:38 am

The AltCar Fleet Conference and Expo returns to Santa Monica this Friday and Saturday, which is free and open to the public from 10 am to 5 pm each day.

The Santa Monica Civic Auditorium at 1855 Main Street.

News, Santa Monica, Civic Auditorium

Applications Being Accepted For Santa Monica Civic Auditorium Advisory Board

Posted Sep. 4, 2013, 9:35 am

The City of Santa Monica invites community members and professional experts to fill positions on the Civic Working Group (CWG) and its Technical Advisory Subcommittee (Subcommittee), a body that will convene a community process and serve in an advisory capacity to Council regarding the future of the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium.

News, City Council, Santa Monica, Civic Auditorium

Requirements Established For New Santa Monica Civic Auditorium Advisory Group

Posted Aug. 17, 2013, 8:59 am

A few ground rules were set Tuesday night for those who wish to take an active part in saving the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium and having its doors reopen.

The Santa Monica Civic Auditorium at 1855 Main Street is poised to close by June 30.

News, City Council, Santa Monica, Civic Auditorium

Civic Auditorium Prepares For Closure, Looks To The Future

Posted Jun. 21, 2013, 9:13 am

Next week begins council members preparing to grapple with the Biennial Budget. By the time the week comes to an end, the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium will close up shop and remain dark for the immediate future.

Santa Monica City Council members will try to answer the question of what to do with the Civic Auditorium at their Tuesday meeting. It is slated to go dark on June 30.

News, City Council, Santa Monica, Civic Auditorium

Santa Monica City Council Preview: Civic Auditorium To Take The Spotlight

Posted Jun. 10, 2013, 9:47 am

Santa Monica’s City Council follows up its two-day study session on the $1 Billion Biennial Budget with a discussion of how to potentially save a local institution victimized by recent budget cuts.

Santa Monica City Council members will try to answer the question of what to do with the Civic Auditorium at their Tuesday meeting. It is slated to go dark on June 30.

News, City Council, Santa Monica, Civic Auditorium

Santa Monica City Hall Considering Options For Civic Auditorium

Posted Jun. 7, 2013, 8:58 am

The Santa Monica Civic Auditorium will go dark June 30. What was once a premiere venue where the world’s most famous musicians performed and The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences held its prestigious Oscar awards ceremony has now become relegated to hosting the occasional meeting for a handful of people inside a room with a capacity of about 200 people.

The Santa Monica Civic Auditorium at 1855 Main Street is poised to close by June 30.

News, Santa Monica, City Hall, Civic Auditorium

City To Host Meeting Tonight To Discuss Santa Monica Civic Auditorium

Posted Jun. 4, 2013, 9:18 am

Is the future of the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium important to you? The City of Santa Monica is holding a community meeting tonight, June 4 to gather input on the future of the Civic, which is slated for closure/very limited use after June 30.

News, Santa Monica, City Hall, Civic Auditorium

Santa Monica Civic Auditorium Future Meeting Scheduled For Tuesday Night

Posted Jun. 1, 2013, 9:10 am

A community meeting will be held this Tuesday to discuss options for the future of the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium.

The Academy Awards were last held at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in 1968.

Opinion, Santa Monica, Columnist, City Hall, Civic Auditorium

Reimagining The Santa Monica Civic Auditorium

Posted Jun. 1, 2013, 8:59 am

We sat on uncomfortable seats in Santa Monica’s beloved Civic Auditorium on Saturday. A full house was there for the Santa Monica Symphony Orchestra’s “A Farewell Tribute to the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium.”

Santa Monica Symphony music director Guido Lamell (left) special guest Antonio Lysy.

Seven Days, Santa Monica, Symphony, Civic Auditorium

Santa Monica Symphony Bids Farewell To Civic Auditorium

Posted May. 20, 2013, 9:15 am

The Santa Monica Symphony will perform an exciting free program consisting of some of Tchaikovsky’s greatest works this Saturday, May 25, at 7:30 pm. It will be the Symphony's final performance at the Civic Auditorium, which is closing its doors indefinitely as of June.

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