Wednesday, May 01, 2019
This month, The Park Theatre launches its Theatrical Seat Campaign to complete the acquisition of theatre seats for the historic William David Eppes Auditorium. The seating – upholstered and comfortable – is set up stadium-style so that every seat has a clear, unobstructed view to the stage and movie screen. The Seat Campaign gives the Theatre’s friends, supporters and all-around theater-lovers the opportunity to name one or more seats. Those names or messages will be engraved on plaques at each seat. One of the first seats selected was named by Jaffrey taxpayers – “Town of Jaffrey” – at the 2017 Town Meeting. About a dozen other seats have also been named leading up to the launch of the campaign.
For 54 years, The Park Theatre was the center of community life in Jaffrey, presenting vaudeville and first-run movies. From 1940 until it closed, The Park Theatre was one of a limited number of MGM film houses. Naming a seat in the new Park Theatre gives contributors the opportunity to take their places in the rich, living history of The Park Theatre and help the Theatre complete the acquisition of this innovative, telescopic seating.
A donation of $1,000 for each named seat, in a variety of payment options, assures that the Theatre remains a central part of our community and our region. “Named Seat” contributors also benefit from advance ticket sales, an exclusive annual Seat Party, and attendance to a special pre-opening reception and tour of the newly-completed Park Theatre. The number of seats being offered for naming is limited. To name your seat, receive a brochure about this offer or for more information, please contact Christine Witham at 603-562-6572 or download the PDF directly here.