CHAMBERSBURG- The Capitol Theatre Center, a non-profit performing arts venue in Chambersburg, is in need of community support to continue its mission of providing high-quality arts education and entertainment to the region.
The theatre is launching a new fundraising campaign called BRIDGING THE GAP, with a goal of raising $85,000 by the end of the 96th Season. This campaign is needed to help bridge the gap between ticket sales and the vast financial needs of this cherished venue.
Executive Director Kelly Kozlowski states. “It takes a diligent labor of love to maintain this gem of history. Year after year, patrons who purchase tickets to our events are appreciated as the constant stream of lifeblood through our doors; however, the Capitol Theatre Center cannot thrive on ticket sales alone. In addition to cherished memories, the passage of time also brings never-ending challenges.For example, even if we sold out every show during our current 2023-2024 season, we would still only generate 40% of the funds needed to operate this over 21,000 square feet venue. Our annual fundraising campaign is important to keep the Capitol thriving.”
How to Help Bridge the Gap
Individuals and businesses can make a financial contribution to the BRIDGING THE GAP Campaign in the following ways:
- Donate online by clicking the blue donate button at thecapitoltheatre.org
- Donate by check payable to: Capitol Theatre Center Foundation and mailed to Attn: Bridging the Gap Campaign, Capitol Theatre Center, 159 S. Main St. Chambersburg, PA 17201
- Call/Visit the Box Office to donate by credit card (717) 263-0202 M-F 11am – 4pm. Holiday Hours: Closed Nov. 23, 24 and Dec. 22-Jan. 1.
December Events Presented by Capitol Theatre
The Capitol Theatre Center’s current 2023-2024 Season of presented shows, movies and events continues through the Summer of 2024 showcasing local, regional, national and international talent, movie events and popular outdoor events.
On Saturday, Dec. 2, there will be a Polar Express Pajama Party at 11 a.m. followed by a showing of the movie at noon. This family-friendly event will feature a hot cocoa bar and a visit from Santa Claus. Advance ticket purchase is required by Nov. 30 at 4 p.m., and attendance is limited to 250.
On Saturday, Dec. 9, at 7 p.m. the Capitol Theatre Center will host Rock This Town Orchestra’s Christmas Spectacular. This swinging and rockin’ holiday extravaganza will feature world-class musicians performing the biggest hits of the season with a tribute to The Brian Setzer Orchestra, Stray Cats, and more. Beer, wine, and concessions will be available.
On Thursday, Dec. 21, there will be two screenings of the classic Christmas movie, White Christmas, at 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. In between the screenings, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. there will be a Holiday Social with a variety of festive activities, including a visit from Santa, holiday treats, adult-themed drinks, non-alcoholic drinks, and concessions. White Christmas movie tickets will be available at the door on the day of the event.
Toys for Tots
Toys will be collected for Toys for Tots at all December events at the Capitol Theatre this season! (New, unwrapped toys only)
For more information about these events and to purchase tickets, please visit the Capitol Theatre Center website or call the box office at 717-263-0202.