Lincoln Log: The Blog of the Lincoln Theatre
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As I sit at my computer gathering my thoughts to write this message, my memories are of the Guide and the many transformations it has taken in my time involved with the Lincoln. It has gone from newsprint to paper, black and white to color.
It was the best benefit we as members received. I looked for it in my mailbox. It then remained on my kitchen counter, or pinned to my bulletin board or held with magnets to my refrigerator.
If you are receiving this message you may have heard that the Lincoln plans to stop printing and mailing our guide to members after this issue. We want to assure you this decision was not made without serious consideration. The printed guide has been a part of the Lincoln for many years, and enjoyed by the membership. Eliminating the guide is one step we can take to save money, but it is devastating to all of us to lose it. We are currently exploring ways to provide a monthly calendar electronically.
What a busy time at the Lincoln! We are celebrating 85 years of entertaining Skagit County with a whole host of events, and so far the reception has been very positive. During the spring our stage has featured the likes of Coco Montoya, Taylor Hicks, and a variety of other live acts for the 85th anniversary celebration. What’s more, our anniversary campaign for the Lincoln sign, message center and more is moving along well.
The Lincoln’s 85th Anniversary Project- Celebrating the history, and ‘Lighting up the Lincoln’ for years to come!
We had a great Halloween Spooktacular weekend at the Lincoln this year and although we are all recuperating from our annual Rocky Horror Bash (and subsequent all day clean-up) we do want to announce the winners of the Mount Vernon Downtown Association's annual Costume Contest. In the Ages 0 - 4 category, the 1st place winner was Arizona Johnson (Little Bo Peep) of Everett; 2nd place goes to Dalton Kurtz (Swat Team), Mount Vernon; and 3rd Place goes to Quentin Edwards (Raggedy Andy) of La Conner.
The Lincoln's 2010-11 season kicks off with a great party! This event will be FREE to everyone, and features a screening of the 1989 classic Field of Dreams. The Lincoln staff will make a brief presentation about the new season, and celebration plans for the theatre's 85th Anniversary in April. We will also be unveiling our exciting new membership opportunities and announcing the Outstanding Volunteer of the year!
Though the cool spring may not have been any indication, summer time is finally here. One year ago the Lincoln was facing a very tough financial situation, and had to close down for July and August, Now we are not ‘out of the water’ financially, but we are happy to be able to bring programs to the community this summer. Films will be shown three days per week, and the highly popular Met opera series offers summer encores on Wednesdays and select Saturdays as well.
Dear Lincoln Members, Patrons and Friends,
Thank you for your patience with our hibernation this summer. Many of you have told me how much you have missed our regular programs, I am also missing them and miss seeing my friends and neighbors at the Lincoln every week. I also want to thank and acknowledge the devotion of staff and volunteers (in some cases this is one and the same person) that put on the Saturday night events in Pine Square. Although it has not been a easy year, everyone's support makes our efforts worthwhile.
“Producer’s Night,” our annual fundraiser, is scheduled
for Saturday, May 22 at 7:00 PM at the theatre. This event
is planned and sponsored by the members of the Board
of Directors and raises the much needed funding used for
maintaining the Lincoln Theatre and providing arts and entertainment
for the community in the coming year. Since
last September, members of the board have been working
with the theatre staff to put together an event that
all our members and friends will enjoy and remember.
It is hard to believe June is almost here, and the Lincoln is wrapping up another year of exciting programming. The 2009-2010 season brought us the first year of live broadcasts from New York and London, as well as new performers like Cambalache and Jason Webley. Our space may be historic, but the art we present strives to remain relevant to our changing world. It is this combination that makes the Lincoln such a unique asset for all of us throughout the region. To celebrate this I hope you will join us on May 22 as we hold our annual Producer’s Night fundraiser.