Monday, January 25, 2010
Mar-Va Theater - Not Just A Movie House
In yesterdays DelmarvaNow! the president of the Mar-Va theatre, Arnold Torres, replies to the comment in the Grapevine section that the Mar-Va Theater is more than just a weekend movie theater. Here is what he wrote:
"This is far from the case. Our schedule for 2010, our first year of full-time operations as a performing arts center, includes more than 50 different live performances -- in addition to 19 different movies. Many live events and all movies have two showings, so something will be happening in the theater on more than 100 evenings during 2010.
Our schedule includes bands, dramas, concerts, talent shows, dinner theaters, comedians, gospel music, pageants and more, all at easily affordable prices. See our Web site at www.marvatheater.com or call 410-957-4230 for information about upcoming events.
Until this year, the nonprofit Mar-Va Theater was operated totally by devoted volunteers, many of whom have given thousands of hours of their time to restore the beauty of this historic old theater and upgrade its functionality, all to bring quality entertainment to the Eastern Shore.
This year we've hired a theater manager, but we're still primarily a volunteer organization. Very few performing arts centers survive on box office income alone without the help of a large number of volunteer workers.
If you would like to support the Mar-Va Theater, visit our Web site to find ways you can contribute either financially or by volunteering your time."
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