A Message From The Senator Community Trust
This message was sent out last night on The Senator's listserv:
Dear Friends of The Senator Theatre:
The Senator Community Trust has asked us to forward this message on to you:
As we are sure you have heard by now, The Historic Senator Theatre is going to auction unless we, the greater Baltimore community, take immediate action to ensure the community has a stake in its future. The goal is attainable.
Please join our MISSION DEBT FREE now! The effort to convert The Senator Theatre to a debt-free multipurpose arts and entertainment facility is within reach.
If each person receiving this email donates just $175, we can pay off The Senator's mortgage and begin operations as a debt-free multipurpose arts and entertainment facility immediately.
If each person receiving this email forwards it on to just one more friend, and that whole group donates just $87.50, we can pay off The Senator's mortgage and begin operations as a debt-free multipurpose arts and entertainment facility immediately.
If each person receiving this email forwards it on to just two more friends, and that whole group donates just $58.33, we can pay off The Senator's mortgage and begin operations as a debt-free multipurpose arts and entertainment facility immediately.
We realize that not everyone might be able to make donations of this size, but please do whatever you can to help, and together we can reach this goal before auction.
The Senator Community Trust would also like to thank everyone who attended the town hall meeting on Monday night. We are pleased to report that consensus was strong among the hundreds in attendance, and our community is indeed committed to ensuring that The Senator Theatre is not abandoned to auction. There was overwhelming support for the vision to transition the theatre into a multipurpose arts and entertainment facility as a way to expand its offerings, attract new audiences and establish a sustainable business model for the future.
In response to your desire for an action plan and method for making donations, we have established a new website at www.thesenatorcommunitytrust.org.
Ways to help:
1. Contact your city and state representatives and ask them to do everything in their power to support our efforts to prevent an auction.
2. Donate - Over the next several weeks, The Senator will be reorganizing to reopen under streamlined operations with an array of programming and fundraisers other than first-run films. Our goal is to keep the lights on and keep hope alive as we attempt to buy time and build support for our cause. We'll continue to publicize these programs as they are scheduled.
Your donation will help support vital aspects of the effort to buy time and reorganize, including: legal and consulting fees and expenses, utilities and other essential operating expenses, underwriting for upcoming fundraisers, and OF COURSE, the general fund to buy and secure The Senator Theatre.
3. Write to our celebrity friends of The Senator, including John Waters, Barry Levinson, Edward Norton, Matthew McConaughey, David Arquette, Oprah and Patricia Hearst. Send us your letters via email and we'll pass them along on your behalf.
Please visit www.thesenatorcommunitytrust.org now.