Donations Accepted for Broadway in Pitman, NJ
PITMAN, NJ — Chamber of Commerce Helping to Save Vaudeville Era Gem. Broadway May Become Performance Venue, Courier-Post Reports
“The projector at the Broadway Theatre has likely flickered for the last time,” reports Tim Zatzariny in the Courier-Post online edition on April 21, 2005. “But there’s a good chance the bankrupt, 79-year-old former vaudeville house will live on as a performance venue, a court-appointed trustee said Wednesday.”
After a sheriff’s sale was averted by a consent order given by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, the trustee has 90 days to find a buyer. “I’ve had a couple of people look at it,” the Courier-Post quotes the attorney in charge. “The two that have shown the most interest are looking at it as a live theater. It will no longer be a movie theater. That doesn’t seem to be a consideration.”
In the meantime, we can all make sure the 1,090-seat theater does not disappear. The Greater Pitman Chamber of Commerce established a “Save the Theatre Fund.” All donations (checks with address and phone number please) should be made out to “Save the Theatre Fund” and mailed to:
The Greater Pitman Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 45
Pitman, NJ 08071
There is also a PAY-PAL option on the Chamber’s website.
Thank you to “SavetheTheatre” for first posting (Apr 5, 2005 at 5:41pm)
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