Help the Alameda Theatre

Built in 1932, the Art Deco-styled Alameda Theatre re-opened in 2008 following it’s stunning restoration. Over the subsequent 12 years, it has become a centerpiece of downtown Alameda and a source of pride for all Alamedans. In addition to reinvigorating business and entertainment in the area, the Theatre has also hosted events and raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for local non-profits, including the Alameda Boys and Girls Club, the Alameda Education Foundation, the Alameda Food Bank, Alameda Hospital, Golden State Warriors Children’s / Community Foundation, and the Tee Shirt league, and dozens of others.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Theatre has been entirely shut down since March. Since then, the ownership has utilized all of the Federal and local government support available to maintain the facility. Those funds are now running out and with no re-opening timeframe being discussed for theatres, it’s time for the community to rally to support this iconic Alameda landmark.

Even though the Theatre is closed, bills like utilities, insurance, and basic maintenance do not stop: It takes $25,000 per month just to sustain the business until it can re-open.

Please help our beloved Theatre make it through these unprecedented times!

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Statement from the Conner Family:
I moved  my family to this amazing Island City in 2006 to build the Alameda Cineplex and renovate and re-open the landmark Historic Alameda Theatre.  We love living in Alameda and kiss the sky every day.  We have experienced 14 incredible years here and 12 even more incredible years as the operator and care taker of this magical facility we call the Alameda Theatre & Cineplex!  We want to thank every one in Alameda for their support and patronage over the years, these have been great and memorable years.  I recognize clearly that we are care takers of this unique beautiful facility and it will be here when I am gone, my promise and commitment is to pass this historic magical palace on to the next generation better than I found it and better than it is now – Covid or no Covid!  It is the community we serve that makes this such a special place, without the support of the community we would have never been able to get the project done in the first place and certainly would not have enjoyed and celebrated 12 years of delivering the magic of movies and special events to this Island City.  We are temporarily closed now as you all know, Covid-19 has touched every person in the entire world in some way.  We will prevail, and we will re-open stronger than ever!

Thank you Alameda, we will see you at the movies soon!

Donations

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  • Annemarie Ledeboer 
    • $50 
    • 8 hrs
  • Dawn Oishi 
    • $75 
    • 14 hrs
  • Jean Smith 
    • $50 
    • 15 hrs
  • Stephanie Doud 
    • $250 
    • 15 hrs
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 17 hrs
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Fundraising team (7)

Kevin Kennedy 
Organizer
Alameda, CA
Kyle Conner 
Beneficiary
Bill Sonneman 
Team member
Dan Tuazon 
Team member
Eric Cross 
Team member
Kevin Kearney 
Team member
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