lauramitchell21's profile image - click for profile

Laura Mitchell's Fundraiser:

Restore & Renovate the Historic West Bend Theatre

Laura's Photo
Laura's Photo
Laura Mitchell

THE STORY:

The Historic West Bend Theatre was purchased by the not for profit Historic Theatre of West Bend board of directors in July of 2017.


Goal: Raise $150,000 to renovate, restore, and preserve an iconic 1929 theater in the center of a small, vibrant, walkable city, West Bend WI 



The Prologue: The year is 1929. Our scene opens in front of a historic theatre in bustling, downtown West Bend with horse carriages, horses and downtown shoppers.    The Historic West Bend Theatre is busy hosting travelling vaudeville acts and silent movies. Then comes the advent of “moving pictures” followed by “talkies” in the year 1934. From then on, the historic West Bend Theatre continues to show modern films and movies until 2006 when it closed down.
We need your help to bring our Historic West Bend Theatre back to life!  
Citizens young and old from West Bend may have fond memories of watching movies with family and friends, listening to the resounding organ, sharing popcorn with a sweetheart or even recall a first kiss in our historic downtown West Bend Theatre.  The Theatre is an icon, an architectural treasure and a shared community memory that we can work together to revive.
Imagine:

  • A Full menu of live theatre, art performances, cabaret, old movies
  • Refreshments and a bar
  • A Historic Museum of Memories
  • A Live Entertainment venue for all ages
  • A flourishing partner to invigorate downtown West Bend

Historic West Bend Theatre Inc (HWBT), a 501c3 organization has a diverse 16 person volunteer board with a fully-featured skill set and 6 working community-based committees.

Lights. Camera. Action!

DONATE

To This Fundraiser

$820

MONEY RAISED
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • Mark Hoefert

    $50

  • Dave & Jean Gardipee

    $100

  • Steven Kissinger

    $50

  • Stephen Roberts

    $25

  • Eric Beltmann

    $50

  • Laura Hillman Mitchell

    $100

  • S Feldstein

     

  • Kristin Bayer and Paul Price

     

  • Charlie and Gaytha Hillman

    $250

  • Jill Schladweiler

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Steven and Renee Holcomb

    $100

  •  
  •  
  •  
 

1% Raised of$100,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $81,845 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

Historic West Bend Theatre

Amount Raised

$78,200

 

78% Raised of$100,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

CAROLINE TORINUS

Amount Raised

$1,150

Fundraiser Title

Brooke Novaczyk

Amount Raised

$1,000

Fundraiser Title

Laura Mitchell

Amount Raised

$820

 

1% Raised of$100,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Nicholas Novaczyk

Amount Raised

$500

Fundraiser Title

Barry Bertram

Amount Raised

$175

Fundraiser Title

Ric Hartman

Amount Raised

$0

Fundraiser Title

Scott Hammer

Amount Raised

$0

Donor Comments

Steven and Renee Holcomb

Steven and Renee Holcomb

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

Jill Schladweiler

Jill Schladweiler

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Charlie and Gaytha Hillman

Charlie and Gaytha Hillman

DONATION: $250

In Tribute to Beautiful Downtown West Bend 2 years ago

Kristin Bayer and Paul Price

Kristin Bayer and Paul Price

So glad you're bringing this treasure back to life! 2 years ago

S Feldstein

S Feldstein

2 years ago

Laura Hillman Mitchell

Laura Hillman Mitchell

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Eric Beltmann

Eric Beltmann

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Stephen Roberts

Stephen Roberts

DONATION: $25

Most powerful movie experience of my life: "Saving Private Ryan"...saw this alone in an afternoon matinee. My father was a WWII veteran. 2 years ago

Steven Kissinger

Steven Kissinger

DONATION: $50

2 years ago