Lions Club donates to theatre façade project

Chris Caterson, of the Montrose Lions Club, presented a check to Doug Overfield, of the Montrose Restoration Committee, in support of the Montrose Movie Theatre’s façade upgrades. The donation will be used to help fund the addition of new lighted poster boxes to the building. STAFF PHOTO/STACI WILSON

On the heels of receiving a mini-grant from the Endless Mountains Heritage Region for the installation of new lighted poster boxes at the Montrose Movie Theatre, another group has stepped up to donate to the project.

The Montrose Lions Club donated $1,400 to the MRC last week for the project, which will complete the renovation of the theatre’s façade. The side poster boxes will be lighted to match the newly renovated marquee.

The Montrose Lions Club Community Fund, administered by The Community Foundation of the Endless Mountains, is a permanent endowment that assists the club in supporting various charities, non-profit organizations, and community projects throughout the county.

The Montrose Movie Theatre first opened its doors in 1917. The marquee and box office were added in the 1940s. In 2000, it was donated to the Montrose Restoration Committee by the Quigg family.

The MRC has continued to upgrade and repair the facility, while contracting the operation of the movie business to individual operators. 

Once the poster boxes are completed, the next major project will include a renovation of the lobby area.


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