The Center Theatre will be opening its doors at 2pm on Saturday the 23rd for a free 10th Birthday party as part of their 10th anniversary celebration. There will be cake and ice cream in the lobby and games for the kids. Attendees will get a sneak preview of one of the performances in the Theatre’s Summer Encore show, followed at 3pm by a free showing of The Lego Movie sponsored by the American Legion.
“We wanted to give something back to the kids and families that have supported us over these 10 years,” said Patrick Myers, the Center Theatre’s Executive Director, “With the help of the American Legion we were able to offer a free showing of a great kid’s movie along with some other fun birthday party activities.” The birthday party is the first of a series of events celebrating the Theatre’s 10th Anniversary. The next event is a 10th Anniversary Gala being held on Thursday, August 4th. The Gala will start at 6pm with Dinner at the Mill Event Center, followed by a dessert buffet at the Theatre provided by the famous bakers of the East Sangerville Grange, and the evening will conclude with a preview of the first act of the Theatre’s summer Encore performance.
The Encore performance will be performed the first two weekends in August and will bring together some favorite songs and scenes from the past 10 years of Center Theatre productions. Tickets for the Gala and Encore show are available online at www.centertheatre.org, by calling the Theatre at 564-8943, or by dropping by 20 East Main Street between 10am and 4pm Monday through Friday.
The Theatre has also set up an Anniversary gift registry for those who want to get the Theatre a gift to celebrate the milestone. The online registry can be found by going to MyRegistry.com and searching for Center Theatre or visiting the Theatre’s website at www.centertheatre.org. “The Registry is a way for people to choose what they’re donating to the Theatre and buy something that the Theatre really needs,” Myers said. The Center Theatre is a nonprofit performing arts center dedicated to making the arts a part of life in the Maine Highlands. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the theater reopening its doors to produce affordable entertainment, arts and education.