Non-profit group forms to assist Drexel Theater

posted by CSWalczak on December 23, 2009 at 6:05 am

BEXLEY, OH — The financially troubled Drexel Theatre in Bexley is being boosted by the newly formed Friends of the Drexel. Although closure of the art house’s three screens does not appear to be likely anytime soon, the group will explore making the theater a not-for-profit, renovation, and other options to ensure its viability.

Friends of the Drexel Inc. is being headed by Bexley resident Richard Stoff, president of the Ohio Business Roundtable.

“It opens all sorts of possibilities,” said Stoff, citing tax- exempt contributions and grants.

In May, the Franks met with supporters to discuss the theater’s difficulties — a result of the economy and a light slate of “good, solid art films,” Jeff Frank said at the time.

There’s more in this article from the Columbus Dispatch.

(Thanks to GManviz for providing the photo.)

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