The Ashland Theater Foundation would like to thank the community for their energy and support while running the Ashland Theater in pop-up mode for over 140 events since November 2014. The Ashland Theater is currently closed while architectural, design and construction take place. We are excited for it’s grand reopening in November 2017. The Ashland Theater Foundation is currently leasing the theater from the Town and working with Town Council to finalize architecture and design plans. Stay tuned for updates on the timeline for construction and the Grand Reopening next year! We look forward to providing a variety of movies and programming at the historic Ashland Theater. Questions/Ideas: Email email@example.com. Thank You.
Own a Piece of History — Original Ashland Theater Seats on Sale this Saturday, February 25!
As part of the renovation of the historic Ashland Theater, the original seats from the theater will be put on sale beginning this Saturday, February 25. From 10AM-4PM, come tour the Ashland Theater and purchase a piece of history!
Seats come in rows of 5 or 10 seats; due to the configuration of the seats they are sold in complete rows though can be modified (i.e. a row can be turned into one single seat). Rows of 5 are on sale for $100 and rows of 10 for $150.
The renovation of the Ashland Theater will include new, art deco inspired seating that will be up to present-day safety and comfort standards.
This Saturday’s sale is first come, first serve, and please contact the Ashland Theater Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Many thanks to Duane Berger for allowing us to use his photograph to benefit the Ashland Theater! By purchasing this poster you are giving a gift to the historic Ashland Theater. Posters are available for purchase in the lobby at all of our events – Cost: $15. You can order a poster – simply email email@example.com.
The photo in this poster was created by professional photographer Duane Berger. He has graciously allowed the Ashland Theater committee to use it for fundraising. The poster is available for a donation of $15 or more! Click HERE to make a donation on-line and email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange for pickup. Posters are also available for purchase in the lobby during our events. Check our schedule often – we have performances until September 2016. Thank you for supporting the historic Ashland Theater!
PRESS RELEASE April 4, 2016
Ashland, VA— As this year’s benefactor of the annual Jazz Age Preservation Ball, the Ashland Theater Foundation is proud to announce the donation of $6,270 from the Art Deco Society of Virginia. In the photo below, Olivia Lloyd , president of the Art Deco Society of Richmond received an Ashland Theatre poster as a thank you for this generous donation.
Ashland Theater Foundation Board Member Jen Chambers released this statement on behalf of the Foundation: “This is a tremendous gift and we are so grateful to the Art Deco Society of Virginia for its support. Members of the Art Deco Society play a tremendous role throughout the Commonwealth in supporting preservation projects, and being their beneficiary this year just reinforces how important the Ashland Theater is to the region and the Art Deco movement. These funds will go directly to help with our restoration efforts.”
Each January, the Art Deco Society of Virginia hosts its annual Jazz Age Preservation Ball. This Roaring ’20s gala is designed to raise awareness and funds for Art Deco preservation projects in the Commonwealth. This year, the Ashland Theater, one of the most iconic structures in the Richmond metropolitan area, was named the Ball’s benefactor.
The Ball featured live music by Halley’s Hot Gumbo Swingtet, Charleston dance lessons, 50/50 raffle, a silent and live auction, and dancing. All proceeds from the Ball were donated to the Theater, including those from a replica Christmas ornament of the Theater which was raffled off as part of the live auction. Crafted by local Ashland artists Alvaro and Caroline Coronado, the original ornament hung on the Governor’s Christmas tree for the holiday season at the Executive Mansion.
Photo Above: Ashland turnout at the Jazz Preservation Ball held on January 30, 2016. Photo provided by Lynn Redmile www.LynnRedmile.com
Donated to the Town of Ashland by A.D. and Jean Whittaker in 2013, the Ashland Theater largely sat vacant for the past couple of decades, and in 2012, Preservation Virginia named the Ashland Theater one of the most endangered historic sites in the state. Since being donated to the Town of Ashland, a group of local residents have formed a community foundation in support of the Theater, and have held over 100 events with over 17,000 attendees. To find out more about the Theater, and to donate to the Foundation and see the upcoming Theater schedule, please visit http://ashlandtheatreva.org.
Give the Gift of Movies! Purchase a Town Gift Certificate.
Ashland Town Gift Certificates can now be used at the Ashland Theater! They work just like cash. Simply present the town certificate at the Movie Box Office window. Tickets for movies are $5.00 each. Purchase any amount and this can be used at other local businesses as well. The town does a wonderful job in printing your certificate on a card that makes a perfect present! Town Hall is open from 8:30 am – 5:00 PM Monday – Friday. Click HERE for more details.
For any questions, please call 804-798-1073.