The Village Theater Company (VTC) would like to thank those who supported us during the Sewickley Light Up Night this past weekend.
Thanks to the storeowners, Norm Meanor and Sharon Meanor ,as well as the help of many local high school students, VTC was able to create a Pop-Up venue on Broad Street. The Quaker Valley High School AP Photography students hung a gallery of cinematic photos while sophomore Peter Heres created a video loop of over 40 film scenes produced in the Pittsburgh area. Another student, Emily Wilson took the lead for the QV Art Club in creating and arranging the window displays. QVHS Key Club students and Sewickley Academy students assisted with set-up, clean-up and handing out information on the proposed theater and how to pledge on the website.(www.villagetheatercompany.com) Elsewhere in the village, Sean’s Signature Salon and the Penguin Bookstore each housed a raffle basket promoting the Village Theater project with Peter’s video loop playing at the salon.
Lights were glowing and people filled the stores up and down the streets of Sewickley. The most asked question we heard was, “When is the theater opening in the village?” And the answer is that it will take the support of the village and patrons to pledge enough dollars to start construction in mid 2013. We have $500,000 of pledges which is one-third of the way to our goal of $1,500,000 total to kickoff the building of a multi-screen cinema. If the support follows the lead of events like last week, we may soon smell theater popcorn everyday in the village.
Brian Duggan, Board President, on behalf of the Village Theater Company