Schuyler, NE - Movie theater closing for summer

posted by ThrHistoricalSociety on May 24, 2017 at 3:39 am


From the Schuyler Sun: The Schuyler Enrichment Foundation has decided to close the Colfax Theatre for the summer following the Memorial Day weekend show on Sunday and reopen the doors on Labor Day weekend.

This decision was made because of a lack of attendance and difficulty in getting weekend managers and volunteers during the summer.

Attendance at the theater has declined through the years and the cost to show movies has increased since the theater opened more than 10 years ago. If attendance does not increase when the theater reopens in the fall, the Enrichment Foundation may close the doors permanently.

During the summer, the foundation will be optimistically planning for the future of the Colfax Theatre. Deep cleaning will be done, plans for additional use of the theater will be explored and possible schedule changes will be looked at.

The foundation is asking the community for their help. The Enrichment Foundation board currently has two vacancies and would also like to expand the use of the theater with a Cultural Arts Committee. The group will need volunteers for the cleaning and will need to hire another weekend manager when the theater reopens this fall. Volunteers to work the weekends this fall are always welcome.

The current board members are John Sayer, Sally Jakub, Cathie Marking and Jill Ruskamp. You may contact any of them to volunteer to help or provide input and suggestions to save the Colfax Theatre.

Enjoy your summer and we look forward to renewing our drive to save the Colfax Theatre this fall.

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Farrah on February 9, 2022 at 6:44 pm

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