Dear Friend of Auburn Public Theater,
There are so many new and exciting developments to tell you about. For starters, in our 70-seat movie theater, we have had the opportunity every Friday and Saturday night since 2007 to showcase classic, independent, foreign, short, documentary, family and second-run movies right here in the middle of downtown Auburn!
We have also completed construction on our new celebrated entrance on the Genesee Exchange Mall, our new main corridor within the building, our fabulous (and plentiful) new bathrooms and our newly designed 200 seat main theater. All of us at Auburn Public Theater are humbled by the gifts we have received, not only from private foundations, but from so many individuals in the community who give us a vote of confidence with every donation they make and every ticket they purchase.
We have been very busy working on all of the above improvements while, at the same time, we have continued to provide quality programming. In the immortal words of one of my dearest friends, You guys must be crazy! At times, all of the above tasks taken together have become just this side of overwhelming on a number of levels. To that end, we could certainly use some help.
While the grant money we have received to date feels like more than a dream come true, it was specially earmarked for capital improvements only. To cover operating expenses and production costs, we rely solely on the money we earn through ticket sales and the generous donations made so far by individuals and local businesses that, quite frankly, seem as passionate about ensuring the survival of APT as we are. Four years ago, through our seat plaque donation program (which was successful beyond our wildest dreams), we raised the money needed to operate and produce for our entire first year. To help raise funds which will literally help keep the lights on at 8 Exchange Street in 2011 and 2012, would you consider making a tax-deductible donation to Auburn Public Theater - the money we raise will allow us to pursue our goal of providing year-round arts programming ranging from children? entertainment, original and cutting-edge live theater as well as works of local historic value.
I hope you will join our community venture by enjoying the programs at Auburn Public Theater and, especially, by donating. If you have questions or would like further information, please feel free to call me at the theater at (315) 253-6669 or send me an email at email@example.com.
On behalf of everyone at Auburn Public Theater, I offer you many thanks for what has been and what I hope will be your continued support.
Date Modified: 09-05-2011 8:21 PM