Historic West Bend Theatre wrote -
Goal: Raise $100,000 to purchase, renovate, restore, and preserve an iconic 1929 theater in the center of a small, vibrant, walkable city, West Bend WI The Story: The Historic West Bend Theatre needs a jolt of funds to bring her back to her former glory. This grande dame is poised for a comeback with the help of dedicated friends who see this glorious building as a centerpiece of downtown West Bend. She needs your help to make it happen.
“Every film, each audience member, in any decade, who came through this wonderful landmark tells an important story. The West Bend theater has nearly nine decades of history. Generations of experiences, conversations, laughter, tears, joy, fear, entertainment – history – have occurred in this building. What remains of this history is the building.” - Chris Yogerst, assistant professor of communication at the University of Wisconsin – Washington County and is the author of From the Headlines to Hollywood: The Birth and Boom of Warner Bros.
Historic West Bend Theatre Inc (HWBT) has already garnered a cast of thousands of friends and raised $50,000 toward the goal to purchase the building. Now the community that passionately wants this building to come back to life needs to step in and up to help reach the goal to make it happen. Tell your friends, talk it up, pony up, pass it on.