Rootstock Capital Management LLC leases historic Camas, Washington Theatre
Press release from the Downtown Camas Association
Contact: Greg L. Goforth
Liberty Theatre to Reopen in March Camas, Wash. (January 20, 2011)
Downtown Camas has a ‘new movie theater operator’ and tenant for the Liberty Theatre which is scheduled to reopen in March. Greg L. Goforth, commercial real estate broker with Coldwell Banker Commercial, Jenkins-Bernhardt & Associates, represented the owners and landlords of the Liberty Theater, Gary and Marilyn Webberley, and the new Liberty Theatre operator, Rootstock Capital Management LLC —– Rand Thornsley, for this partnership.
Opening the doors of the historic Liberty Theater is a big win for Downtown Camas and local merchants, helping push the downtown as a ‘destination’ for the entire community and surrounding areas. “The Liberty has always been at the heart of our Downtown with theater goers taking advantage of the many great restaurants, merchants and services we have here in Camas. We are very excited and welcome this catalyst to Downtown’s revitalization,” commented Carolyn Mercury, Downtown Camas Association President.
The new Liberty Theater tenants are made up of Rand Thornsley, Managing Director, Adam Thornsley and Paul Rogers, a partner in Rogers Cinemas of Wisconsin. Between the three they have a vast experience in the motion picture exhibition business. The relationship between the broker, land lords and operator is the culmination of three months work, “I am so glad to finally have all of the pieces to the puzzle completed”, Goforth says “One of the longer and more complicated transactions than ever imagined but finally puts this experienced ‘motion picture’ operator and manager in control of his own operation for many years to come!”
Thornsley is known in business circles for his niche and grassroots marketing concepts that partners with local organizations to put on special event screenings in a cooperative nature. He and Rogers both serve on the advisory board of the National Association of Theatre Owners. Thornsley is also currently the President of the Anchorage International Film Festival in Anchorage, Alaska.
“We intend to be very involved in the Camas and Washougal communities”, Thornsley said. While Thornsley will divide his time over the next year between Anchorage and Camas, the goal is to have a large and committed involvement in the local community.
The Liberty Theater will host its first community fundraising event on March 19th. The event will feature local music and proceeds will go to support the Downtown Camas Association and Camas Public School’s music programs.
Visit www.camasliberty.com and the Liberty Theatre Facebook page for more information.
For additional information on the Liberty Theatre and Rootstock Capital Management LLC,
907-223-3699 – Administrative Offices
360-859-9555 – Liberty Theatre