Park Theatre Launches GoFundMe Campaign for New Venue
The Park Theatre has raised & secured $4.8 million to date. They need $271,000 by June 30th to begin construction this fall. The campaign goal for the GoFundMe portion of fundraising is $97,000.
"GoFundMe is a wonderful way for supporters as well as new fans of The Park Theatre to learn about the project and easily make donations. It is a community crowdfunding type of mechanism that has helped many nonprofits in the Monadnock Region as well as around the United States. As we get closer to our deadline, we encourage our loyal followers to help us by visiting the website and becoming a Groundbreaker," said Steve Jackson, CEO and Managing Director of The Park Theatre.
The GoFundMe website (gofundme.com/parktheatre) accepts all major credit cards and you can see the list of new donors scroll along as they come in. The Park Theatre will post video updates to their GoFundMe page on a regular basis.
The Park Theatre first opened in Jaffrey in 1922 and was the center of community life as a movie and vaudeville house for 54 years until it closed in 1976. Purchased by The Park Theatre, Inc. in 2006, it will be rebuilt as a state-of-the-art film and performing arts center, featuring two auditoriums seating 485, presenting movies, live theatre (including children's productions), concerts, and lectures as well as offering a place for business and community gatherings for the Monadnock Region and its 100,000 residents, school districts and dynamic artistic community. The new theatre is scheduled to be opened in 2018.