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.
This Saturday the Friends of the Westmont Theatre will be selling popcorn and waters at the Haddon Township Halloween Parade. The parade starts at 7:30pm on Haddon Ave. If you’re interested in helping out, or want more info on the group, please feel free to contact us through the ‘About Us’ page or stop by the booth on Saturday.
The Friends of the Westmont Theatre, INC (FOTWT) will meet on Thursday October 6th to discuss their fall and early 2012 fundraising strategy, the Halloween parade and other items. The meeting will be held at 6:30pm in the Rohrer Memorial library in Haddon Township.
All NCW members, and those wishing to get involved, are encouraged to attend.
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!
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.
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!