Campaign starts 11/1
November 1 - December 1
**Crowdfunding campaign begins November 1!**
Since November 14, 1925, the Majestic Theater is where the college and community have gathered to watch Hollywood Stars on the silver screen, win free prizes on Bank Night, smooch in the balcony, and enjoy world-class live performances in theater, music, dance and comedy. During its 95 years, the theater has made history as the favorite movie theater of President Dwight D. Eisenhower and First Lady Mamie Eisenhower, and the site of the world premieres of the movie “Gettysburg” in 1993, and the Broadway show “For the Glory” in 2006. The Majestic has also survived tough times, such as the Great Depression, the devastating Gettysburg Hotel fire of 1983, and now the COVID-19 pandemic, which has closed the theater’s doors since March 2020.
In November 2005, the Majestic Theater reopened following an amazing $16.5 million restoration which transformed it into the “grandest small town theater in America.” Since then, the various theatrical systems installed during the renovation – lighting, rigging, and sound – have enabled the Majestic to present major tours from around the world including Tap Dogs, Stomp, The Peking Acrobats, and The Moscow Circus. The theatrical systems required by these massive productions only have a lifespan of 15- 20 years due to wear and tear, and technological upgrades in computerized software systems. These systems must be regularly replaced for the Majestic to maintain its excellent reputation for the highest production standards, which make it attractive to the most sought-after touring artists.
You can invest in the Majestic’s future by celebrating its 95th birthday this November. The Majestic has received a wonderful birthday gift! The Warehime Foundation of Hanover, Pennsylvania has awarded the Majestic a $100,000 matching endowment grant to help replace our aging theatrical systems. That means the Warehime Foundation will match all our 95th birthday gifts up to $100,000 so your donation will in fact be doubled.
Suggested gift levels:
Make a contribution at one of these suggested levels and receive a gift of appreciation
$95 95th Birthday note cards with envelopes
$250 Backstage tour of the Majestic Theater
$500 One-day marquee announcement ($300 value)
$750 Dedicate two chairs in the historic auditorium ($500 value)
Show you believe in the Majestic’s future. With your generous support, the Majestic’s stars on stage and screen will shine brighter when we re-open, and for generations to come. Donate today by clicking here.
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