2 Raffles To Save Historic Theaters

posted by Ross Melnick on August 8, 2002 at 6:30 am

Two raffles are currently being held to save historic movie houses in Pasadena, California and in Douglas, Arizona:

Raffle #1: A new 2002 Corvette Z06 is being raffled off for $75 per ticket to raise money for the restoration of the Grand Theater in Douglas, Arizona. The Grand opened in 1919, is listed on the National Register of Historic Buildings, and is raising money to repair the theater after a devastating roof collapase and subsequent water damage.

Visit the Grand Theater website

Raffle #2: Our good friend Gina Zamparelli is fighting the good fight against the owners of the Raymond Theatre who are trying to gut the Raymond in order to erect housing, retail, and parking space.

Friends of the Raymond Theatre is curently raising money to pay for the legal fees to save the historic movie house. Raffle tickets are only $1 each and the organization needs your help! To order tickets online, go to www.paypal.com and send payment to along with your full name, address and phone number.

Alternately, you can send payment to:

Friends of the Raymond Theatre
P.O. Box 91189
Pasadena, CA 91109-1189

Ticket prices are as follows:

$1 for 1 ticket
$5 for 6 tickets
$10 for 12 tickets
$20 for 25 tickets
$50 for 60 tickets
$100 for 125 tickets
$200 to $500 + donation – One raffle ticket for every dollar you donate!

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