The Ritz Theatre recently celebrated 85 years in Thomaston. Like so many others, the theatre is now struggling to fund the conversion to digital projection. A “Save the Ritz” campaign has been started by the Upson County Concerned Citizens (UC3), who are trying to raise the $70,000 needed to purchase the new projector. If they succeed, the non-profit group will own the projector and then lease it back to theater. Several fundraisers have been held already, with more in the works, but not nearly enough money has been raised.
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Conclave Theatre Tour 2013
Every summer THS picks one of America’s great theatre regions for our week-long summer tour. Attendees are treated to exclusive tours of theatres and unprecedented behind-the-scenes access.
This summer, we’ll explore the Greater New York Capital Region and Berkshires — both exciting and under-explored areas, rich in theater history and a perfect summer destination.
• Schenectady • Albany • Troy • Cohoes • Rome
• Utica • Gloversville • Chatham • Poughkeepsie
• North Adams • Pittsfield • Great Barrington
• Waterbury • Thomaston • Torrington
Theatre stops include emerging projects in their first flush of rebirth, to a fully restored Art Deco movie palace and more.
For a full schedule, hotel booking information and
to register online, visit the THS website by clicking the THS header on this page.