A Magical Evening. With Chill.
Before the show, Dorothy Doolittle stepped into the star-filled shell of the building. Dorothy, and her late husband, Dudley, owned the building for four decades. Last night, she said that she had not planned to attend as it would have been too sad seeing the building in a ruined state. But, as her eyes scanned the huge interior of the building, twinkling magically, and filled with people and music, she smiled and said that she felt joyful, and knew that her husband was looking down from above, also smiling.
A huge amount of work went into making last night happen, and all of it by volunteers. A special thanks to Scott Wiltse, who stepped in at the last minute (Scott! We neeeeeeeed you!!!!!!!!) to do the vital electrical work.
Thanks also to:
- Justin Garr
- Roland Hainey
- Kay Lauer
- Elena Lincoln
- Ross MacTaggart
- Marilyn McComber
- Jacque Schmidt
- Tom Thompson
The city was also supportive, and at no cost to the Alliance installed an electrical meter, as well as other acts of generosity.
Above all, thanks to the many people who braved the chill to attend a movie!
Last night was intended as the first of such nights, and the 1900 theater hopes to show movies again in the spring, summer, fall, and next holiday season! And perhaps even some musical events!