Things have been quiet with the theatre lately. That’s about the change. At the recent commissioner’s meeting Mayor Randy Teague announced Tuesday night that the commission has received an offer to buy the Westmont Theatre. The full story, including video, is available here – The Retrospect
“A new study of the Westmont Theater estimates over $3.1 million would be the minimum to restore the 85-year-old entertainment venue to an operable state.” Read the full story at The Retrospect.
“Mayor Randy Teague said he and Commissioners Paul Dougherty and John Foley have reviewed the Gibson study and plan to begin discussions of the theatre’s future at Tuesday’s Caucus meeting of the governing body. While little is certain about the theatre’s future use, Teague said the public will be invited to comment.
The Tuesday Caucus is tomorrow night (July 17). Anyone interested in the Westmont Theatre, its future or want to learn more about the study is encouraged to attend the meeting.
Hi all…sorry if it looks like we went into the dark. The holiday season and early 2011 was a very busy time. And to be honest, not much has happened with the Westmont during that time. The NCW is alive and well; they’re still working on the non-profit status (it’s a long process). We’ll keep you posted on the next NCW meeting, as well as any information from the town and county on the next steps for the theatre.
Vodpod videos no longer available.
It’s been quite a journey, but the Westmont Theatre is now officially on the New Jersey State Registry listing as a historic building. This is a HUGE step forward in the possible restoration of the Westmont as a film and performing arts venue. And now that its official, the NCW will proceed to hold a general assembly meeting in August to discuss the next steps for the group, including the launch of the non-profit organization – Friends of the Westmont Theatre – which would be a fund-raising arm for private funding for the theatre’s restoration as a film and performing arts venue.
More info to come, including the NCW meeting notice…
This morning two Haddon Township work trucks were parked out in front of the theatre. A handful of Haddon Twp. employees (perhaps from public works) went inside the theatre to do some work. What kind of work? We do not know just yet. When we have more information we’ll post it right away!
Earlier this month we posted a comment on a possible NCW meeting for May. That meeting was predicated on some items being processed which would then be discussed at the meeting. Suffice to say those items are still in flux and the meeting has been postponed. Once those items are complete we’ll send out an official notice. Please check back regularly for updates on this meeting.