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* 2022 Friday Night Live-
10 events are planned for the outdoor stage July-
*The exterior of the new Theatre & Community Arts Center
was completed in December 2021
*Ground was broken on April 5th, 2021 for the new Theatre & Community Arts Center
*Gateway Milbridge received a $20,000 C.F. Adams Foundation match challenge for the theatre building fund! Thank you!
*Gateway Milbridge received a $15,000 grant from the Betterment Fund for the theatre building fund! Thank you!
* Gateway Milbridge received $20,000 thanks to a $10,000 match challenge fundraiser from Wyman's of Maine for the theatre building fund! Thank you!!
*Gateway Milbridge received $15,000 thanks to a match challenge from Machias Savings Bank for the theatre building fund! Thank you!!
*Gateway Milbridge received a $5,000 donation from Camden National Bank for the theatre building fund! Thank you!
*Gateway Milbridge received a $25,000 grant from the Davis Family Foundation for the theatre building fund! Thank you!
*The Outdoor Stage has been moved to its new Waterfront Location.
*Gateway Milbridge received a $15,000 Morton Kelly Charitable Trust grant for the theatre building fund! Thank you!
*The 20 permanent flower planters along Main St. have continued to do well and will be changed out seasonally.
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The new Milbridge Theatre will not only show films, but will host live performances, local talent, historic and art film, educational programs, and other community events. Importantly, it will provide a venue for the region's youth to develop their artistic and creative interests.
Above all, bringing back the Milbridge Theatre as a full service community arts center will contribute greatly to our economy. It will create jobs and skill-
Investing in the vitality of Milbridge-
Gateway Milbridge, has a board comprised of community leaders and are residents who donate countless hours of their personal time. We've held several public awareness-
As interim steps in the overall project of building the new Theatre and Community Arts Center, we purchased the existing theatre building and land, removed the structurally unsound portions of the building, refurbished/reopened the Marquee Shoppe section as a mini-
Starting in August 2017, we began hosting FREE, live music performances and films using the new outdoor stage. Since then, a regular series of Friday night events has been planned each summer with music, movies, and other performances-
Now, we are continuing to move forward with our campaign effort which seeks funding from a variety of sources, including local individuals, local businesses, foundation grants, public grants for community development, and significant volunteer efforts. No funding is being sought or provided from the town government or local tax dollars.
We have a business plan in place to take us through the next three to four years. The business plan draws from extensive interviews with other theatres in the region and from major donors and gifting groups/foundations across Maine.
In addition, we are working with architects to help us complete design concepts for the new building. Our goal is to have a modern and flexible-
Please help us keep the momentum and progress going. Your support is critical to this project. Gateway Milbridge is a 501c3 designated nonprofit organization. Donations are tax-
On behalf of all of us at Gateway Milbridge, thank you for helping us bring back the Milbridge Theatre while reinvigorating Milbridge's downtown and sense of community spirit!
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