Temple Theatre given to the newly formed Temple Foundation

posted by steelbeard1 on November 11, 2010 at 7:45 am

SAGINAW, MI — The beautifully restored Temple Theatre has been donated by the Shaheen family, which owned the theater since 2002 and restored it, to the newly formed Temple Foundation. The foundation has already secured about $3.5 million and hopes to raise another $1.5 million from the general public. The Temple Theatre is a thriving venue for both concerts and films.

“To literally give the facility valued at over $9 million, they put over $7 million of the family’s own money into it and gifted the foundation another $700,000 on top of that. It’s just off the charts,” Garber said.

“It’s just an incredible and it’s an awesome responsibility for the Great Lakes Bay Region to accept and make sure we continue to operate the theatre and provide the quality venue that the Shaheen family has done for the last 10 years.”

Additional details with video from WJRT.

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