Live Nation to Book California's Historic Majestic Ventura Theater
Ventura County’s Majestic Ventura Theater and Live Nation announced Thursday (Dec. 6) that the venue will become part of Live Nation’s Clubs & Theatres national portfolio of exclusively booked properties.
Live Nation Clubs & Theatres division owns, operates and books U.S. clubs and theaters throughout the United States, including The Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles and The Tabernacle in Atlanta as well as the House of Blues and Fillmore venues.
“Ventura and The Majestic Ventura Theater were the next logical move for us in SoCal. It is a vibrant music market with a population base that we think is underserved at the club and theatre level,” said Ben Weeden, chief operating officer of Live Nation Clubs & Theatres division in a statement to Billboard. “The theatre’s team has done a great job with a beloved venue, and we’re excited to be working with them to help grow that property’s remarkable history.
“Live Nation brings the equity and experience to continue transforming The Majestic Ventura Theater into a national live music and special event venue,” said The Majestic Ventura Theater owner Robert Antonini. “This agreement with Live Nation will enhance concertgoers’ musical entertainment choices at The Majestic, while growing Ventura as a competitive music market by attracting shows that would normally bypass Ventura.
Built in 1927, the 1,200-capacity theater was the decade's only luxury theater built in Ventura County in the “style of the great movie palaces.” The lavish, elegant interior of gilt and opulence was favored by architects of motion picture theaters during that period. In 1927, Ventura was a bustling oil boom town when the grand opening featured an organ solo, the latest news, Our Gang Comedy and a vaudeville act.
Learn more at venturatheater.net.