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New Changes For Old Town Newhall

The possibilities of new housing and art house theater coming to Newhall are getting closer to reality.

In a recent City Council meeting held in Santa Clarita, a 3-0 vote was cast to allow the city to begin negotiations with Laemmle Theaters to construct a

ArtSLAM takes place the 1st Thursday of every month in Old Town Newhall.
ArtSLAM takes place the 1st Thursday of every month in Old Town Newhall.

six screen “arthouse” theater in Old Town Newhall.

This is a big deal, considering the fact that the two Megaplexes in Santa Clarita (One at Westfield Valencia Town Center, the other located on Soledad in Canyon Country) mostly show blockbuster films. Otherwise, true arthouse cinema fans must go to either the San Fernando Valley or Los Angeles to see quality, smaller budget or independent films…or wait until they hit the streaming channels. The proposed theater will be located at the corner of Main Street and Lyons Avenue, across from the Old Town Newhall Library. read more

Santa Clarita One Of True West’s Top Western Towns

Nationally recognized publication places the SCV at number 10 of top western towns.

What goes through your mind when you think of a “western” town? Perhaps you’re taken back to visions of those old TV westerns such as Gunsmoke

William S. Hart Mansion
William S. Hart Mansion

or Bonanza. Or maybe you’re a diehard western fan with visions of a horse ranches and wide open spaces.

That being said, what does make a town a truly western town? According to True West magazine, there are several aspects of a town or city that they used to make their most recent list of Top True Western Towns For 2015. They ranked Santa Clarita at number 10. read more

Thursdays Bring Old Town Newhall To Life

Old Town Newhall Comes Alive  Between March and October With Thursdays at Newhall

Town Center, Bridgeport, Centre Point. Depending on where you live, you might consider any one of these spots the “center” of the Santa Clarita Valley. However, once

Senses On Main
Senses On Main in Old Town Newhall

upon a time, Main Street in Newhall was THE population hub in the Santa Clarita Valley.

The area we now refer to as “Old Town Newhall” was the original business and population center, dating back to the late 1800’s when Henry Mayo Newhall leased land to the railway for one dollar. This brought people, commerce, farmers and families to the SCV, and the town sprung up around the rail lines that still traverse the valley by way of Railroad Avenue and Soledad Canyon today. read more