The show will go on
Concrete Theatre reaches its “Donate to Digital” goal.
By Jason Miller
An eight-month effort has yielded the desired outcome: Concrete Theatre’s doors will stay open in 2013.
Theater owners Fred West and Valerie Stafford learned last year that the movie industry was converting from film to digital-only format, forcing them to buy a digital projection system or close their doors.
With help from a citizen-driven Fundraising Committee, the couple launched a drive to raise $50,000 by 2013. Fundraising events included car washes, a fashion show, and an art auction. The effort culminated Dec. 14 with a KISM 92.9 FM live broadcast of the Brad & John Show from the theater, urging people to contribute to the cause. By noon the campaign had reached $53,508, including a $2,000 donation from Puget Sound Energy for a 3-D system.