Since opening, the Eaton Theater has seen its up and downs but nothing compares to the past year. Leann has popped popcorn, pumped sodas, and showed older films to bring in what money she could but its barely kept the lights and heat on.
"We were really hoping this would be our big year after we fixed a lot of things, made a lot of changes, and then we had to shut down," says Leann, "I am now stressed every day as we barely squeak by."
Leann also had big plans for the Eaton Theatre's birthday this year. The Eaton Theatre is celebrating its 90th year of operation since opening its doors on January 7, 1931 and Leann is determined to see that the Eaton Theatre gets to celebrate 90 more.
Leann hopes to raise $20,000 to keep the Eaton Theatre's doors open through the rest of 2021. Donations made towards this goal will go directly towards paying the electric, heat, water, and other bills necessary to keep the doors open and allow us to continue to serve the community.
For updates through out the campaign, please visit the Eaton Theatre's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/eatontheatre1931
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- Sarah Nichols
- David Gorbe
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