Don’t Miss Tonight’s Fox Fullerton Meeting!

posted by Patrick Crowley on October 19, 2004 at 2:31 pm

FULLERTON, CA — The Fullerton Historic Theatre Foundation is planning is having an emergency meeting tonight at 7pm. The meeting will be held at Fullerton City Hall, where the City Redevelopment Agency will be meeting to address the Fox Theatre’s future.

For more information, read the foundation’s email alert:

FOX COUNTDOWN: 14 Days left to Save the Fox!

IMPORTANT FOX MEETING – TOMORROW, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 7 pm – New Location

Our regular Community Update/Volunteer Meeting scheduled for October 19 will be changed somewhat due to a City Redevelopment Agency meeting addressing the Fox Theatre scheduled on the same day.

We will meet at City Hall at 7 P.M. for a quick huddle and then attend the proceedings, adjourning to our 131 W. Commonwealth office afterwards. While we mainly need to show support by the number of people attending, there will be an opportunity to speak at the meeting, so please let the Foundation know if you have something to say so we can coordinate our comments.

The City’s Redevelopment Agency will decide whether to sign an agreement with our Foundation to transfer ownership of the Fox Complex from the Agency to our Foundation. This follows the successful vote at the last meeting to allow the Agency a Purchase Option from the Morgan Group.

This is an important meeting to attend and we encourage all supporters to turn out so the Redevelopment Agency can see that the community is wholeheartedly in favor of saving the Fox.

Please also save the date for the next council meeting of November 2; details to follow.

URGENT FOX FUNDRAISING NEED!

We have raised over half a million dollars for the Fox in a very short amount of time, but in order to reach our goal by November 1st, we must at least DOUBLE our fundraising efforts. We know that many donors have given to the very extent of their ability, but if everyone who has made a pledge or donation would consider doubling their gift OR FINDING A FEW FRIENDS OR
FAMILY MEMBERS WHO CAN MATCH THEIR GIFT, we can make it!

It would be a shame to give up now when we’re so close!

On other fundraising fronts, we had a huge response to our last direct mail piece, so this week we are launching another one, as well as large ads in the LA Times, Register, Hollywood Reporter, Variety, and the Pennysaver.

For pledges, you may fax them to (714) 870-5123 and then send the original to: PO Box 6753 Fullerton, CA 92834

Or drop it by our office: Monday-Friday 10am-3pm
131 W. Commonwealth Ave.,
betw. Harbor and Malden, directly across from Steamer’s

UPCOMING EVENTS:

We are planning one last public event before our deadline – details to be announced

FOX ON THE AIR

We recently taped a series of segments for Prime Story, which can be seen on these Adelphia/Time Warner stations this week only. It includes our popular “The Fox: A Virtual Tour” – tell your friends!

Anaheim Ch. 10 Tues 6:30 & 10:30pm; Wed & Thurs 7 & 10pm; Fridays 7pm; Sat & Sun 10am & 7pm
Anaheim Hills Ch. 10 Tues 6:30 & 10:30pm; Wed & Thurs 7 & 10pm; Fridays 7pm; Sat & Sun 10am & 7pm
Brea Ch. 10 Tuesdays 6:30 & 10:30 pm, Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays 6 & 10pm
Buena Park Ch. 10 Mondays 4pm & Tuesdays 8pm
Fullerton Ch. 53 Mondays 4pm & Tuesdays 8pm
Garden Grove Ch. 3 Tuesday 11:30am & 5:00pm
La Habra/and Heights Ch. 10 Tuesdays 6:30 & 10:30 pm, Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays 6 & 10pm
Newport Beach Ch. 3 Mondays & Tuesdays 4pm and Thursdays 7pm
Placentia Ch. 3 Mondays 4pm & Tuesdays 8pm
Santa Ana Ch. 3 Mondays 4pm & Tuesdays 8pm
Villa Park Ch. 10 Tues 6:30 & 10:30pm; Wed & Thurs 7 & 10pm; Fridays 7pm; Sat & Sun 10am & 7pm
Yorba Linda Ch. 10 Tues 6:30 & 10:30pm; Wed & Thurs 7 & 10pm; Fridays 7pm; Sat & Sun 10am & 7pm
Huntington Beach, Garden Grove, Westminster, Fountain Valley, Stanton, Los Alamitos, Rossmoor, Midway City and portions of Cypress: Ch. 6 Saturday 11:30am & 8:30pm

FURNITURE

Please let us know if you have good quality office furniture to donate for our new offices, especially desks.

FULLERTON FILM PREMIERE TO SAVE THE FOX
LAST FUNDRAISER BEFORE FOX DEADLINE

When: Saturday, October 23rd at 6pm
Where: Sunny Hills High School Auditorium, 1801 Warburton Way, Fullerton
Tickets: RSVP- $20.00 adults, $10.00 students, kids 12 and under, and
seniors Additional $5.00 per ticket without reservations.

For tickets or more information, call (714) 401-8610 or e-mail

Rio Films and the Fullerton Historic Theatre Foundation present the Fullerton Premiere of the award-winning “California Sea Lions- An Unforgettable Encounter” with local Fullerton filmmaker Alan De Herrera, and a short presentation on the Fox. Half the proceeds and a percentage of video sales are pledged toward the Fox effort. See www.riofilms.com for more information.

THE BEST WAY TO HELP SAVE THE FOX

Our goal is to raise $3.5 million to buy the Theatre by November 1, 2004. To help meet this goal, the City of Fullerton has issued a $1.65 million challenge grant, leaving the Foundation with a $1.85 million need. While we have raised over $500,000 towards this goal, we still have a very large amount left to raise in a very short amount of time. We need your help now,
or we may lose the Fox forever!

To raise the rest, we have a 3-pronged pledge campaign, with the pledges to be exercised only if we succeed in raising the full funds necessary to purchase the Fox:

  1. Naming Opportunities Campaign – $10,000 to $2 million (stage, lobbies, courtyards, fountain, etc.)

  2. Theatre Seat Campaign – $2,500 and 5,000 (memorial plaques on theatre seats)

  3. $1,000 x 1,000 Campaign – 1,000 people pledging $1,000 each = $1 million (Theatre Wall of Honor)

All gifts of $250 or more will be recognized in the Fullerton News Tribune and Fullerton Observer (unless you request anonymity).

Please consider a substantial pledge, and let your friends and family know of our urgent need! There is so little time left!

All pledges will be tax-deductible once exercised. Our Tax ID # is 71-0915129

FOX COUNTDOWN: 14 Days left to Save the Fox!

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CONTACT INFO:
Fullerton Historic Theatre Foundation
Web: www.SaveTheFox.org
Mailing address: PO Box 6753 Fullerton, CA 92834
Office Hours: Monday-Friday 10am-3pm
Physical address (no mail, please!):
131 W. Commonwealth Ave.,
betw. Harbor and Malden, directly across from Steamer's
Phone(714) 607-0884
Fax (714) 870-5123

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