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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Save the Danville Royal Theater

Posted By on Tue, Jan 8, 2013 at 11:07 AM

click to enlarge The Royal Theater - SUBMITTED PHOTO

Just in from the operators of the Danville Royal Theater: funds are direly needed and organizers are turning to fans and friends of the historic building to help them out of their crunch. The goal is a complete conversion to digital film. To do this, they're launching a Facebook campaign and programming a more diverse series of events to get people in the seats. Keep your eyes open for new comedy shows and more live music. The Royal is currently showing Twilight: Breaking Dawn. They schedule many free summer films and list their live offerings here.

The breakdown, from the organizers:

THE REALITY: We need to undertake a very expensive digital conversion or by the middle of this year or we will have no film to play. Without the revenue brought in by film, we cannot continue to operate at all.

THE DILEMMA: How do we fund such a project with no reasonable way to pass the expense on to our customers and ensure the financial viability of the theater?

THE BIG PICTURE: The Royal Theater, like many others across the country, can be a great asset to the community, or it can be a liability. We strive to serve our community by offering affordable entertainment of all types. As long as we are able to provide movies on a regular basis, we will also be here to host live music, comedy, on stage drama, school events, fund raising events for schools, clubs and organizations, private parties, and more. This also enables us to give back by donating to schools, libraries, and others for their efforts. What would Danville look like without the lights of the Royal? Let's not find out!

SIMPLE WAYS TO HELP: ​Your small investment can go a long way! Please make one today by clicking on Buy Now below.you do NOT need a paypal account to use this button. Your attendance at our events will not only provide you with entertainment, but will help our efforts. Your purchase of an E-Pack (details coming soon) will save you money on entertainment, make a great gift and aid the cause. Telling your friends and neighbors about the Royal will help us get the word out. Share us on Facebook. Let's make the Royal a household word in Hendricks County and beyond! Please stay tuned.​

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