Towne to ‘Pop’ Around Town/New Logo Unveiled
26 April 2021 — Fundraising efforts aimed at saving Vernon’s Towne Cinema continue apace with the $75,000 goal firmly in the sights of the volunteer-run Okanagan Screen Arts Society.
A total of $60,000 has been reached so far, according to Christopher John, fundraising team member.
“We would like to send a huge thank you from the Okanagan Screen Arts Society to local individuals and the business community for supporting the campaign and getting it this far,” says John. “We have some planned fundraising events in the next two months to help us reach our goal.”
For cinema goers who are missing the movie experience due to the COVID-19 pandemic which has shuttered local movie theatres, society volunteers hope to bring Vernonites a little reminder this spring.
“We have an old-fashioned popcorn cart that will be popping up around town in the coming weeks and months where folks will be able to get authentic movie style popcorn in return for donations,” John explains of the latest fundraising venture.
For information on where and when volunteers will be out making popcorn, join our Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/OkanaganScreenArts
The Okanagan Screen Arts Society has unveiled a new logo following a public poll on social media.
John says the logo salutes the old palace-type theatre in Vernon’s downtown.
“We got the winning design and it will be used for the theatre going forward. It hearkens back to the original Art Deco style of the movie theatre when it opened in 1938, and incorporates the tower from the building facade.”
Meanwhile, the society hopes to reach its $75,000 goal by June in order to apply for a federal grant that could ‘match’ funds raised.
It has a five-year plan in place for repairs and improvements to the theatre.
To find out how you can support the Save Our Towne fundraising campaign, please visit www.SaveOurTowne.ca
Contact: Christopher John (604-999-4530/John9935@shaw.ca)