October 5, 2011
Reminder that the Friends of the Westmont Theatre (FOTWT) is meeting tomorrow (Thursday evening at 6:30pm in the Rohrer Memorial library. All members of the NCW (Neighbors celebrating the Westmont), Westmont theatre supporters, and those looking to join the FOTWT are encouraged to come out for the meeting.
September 25, 2011
For the past few months the NCW has been working on their non-profit group status. We’re delighted to announce that Friends of the Westmont Theatre, Inc (FOTWT) is now a non-profit group. For those who aren’t aware, the FOTWT was formed to be a fundraising arm for the restoration and preservation of the Westmont Theatre. This fall they’ll start fundraising projects in/around the Haddon Township area.
Any interested in participating in a fundraiser, or making a donation, is encouraged to send an email through our “About Us” tab.
We’re on our way!
May 5, 2011
In today’s edition of the Philadelphia Inquirer is a story on the recent historic grant awarded to the Westmont Theatre. See below for an excerpt from the story. To read the entire piece click on the words “Haddon Avenue” in the last line.
“Coming soon to the Westmont Theatre: A $50,000 grant from the New Jersey Historic Trust.
The money will help pay for the first comprehensive study of the physical condition and redevelopment potential of the vacant building, among the largest commercial structures on Haddon Avenue…”
May 3, 2011
This past fall – Haddon Township, in partnership with the NCW, applied for the 2010 Historic Preservation Grant by the New Jersey Historic Trust. The 2010 Historic Preservation Grant Round is devoted to Historic Sites Management Grants and Capital Preservation Grants.
And just last week the Westmont Theatre was selected to receive a Historic Site Management Grant, which supports non-construction activities such as conditions assessments, engineering reports, construction documents, archaeology investigations, use feasibility studies and heritage tourism initiatives. The grant is for $50,000.00.
The award of this grant is a step in the right direction to restoring the theatre!
February 3, 2011
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.
July 17, 2010
In today’s edition of the Courier Post is a new article on the Westmont, and her recent listing on the N.J. historic registry.
“The Westmont Theater has been placed on the New Jersey Register of Historic Places, a move that allows the township to apply for historic preservation grants for the long-closed structure. Having the building on the New Jersey Register shows the commitment of the town to saving it,” said Margaret Westfield, a Haddon Heights historic preservation architect and member of Friends Celebrating the Westmont, a community group that has lobbied to preserve the 82-year-old vaudeville house. “Now the building, in its entirety, will be preserved…”