There’s Still Hope For The Oneonta Theatre. Although the venue held its last official show this past weekend, there was hopeful news via Facebook this morning.
Tonight I met with “Friends Of The Oneonta Theatre”. It was a great meeting and I am very pleased to announce that they have unanimously voted to re-engage their efforts with the theatre to transform the operation into a community “not for profit” operation of the Oneonta Theatre. There is allot (sic) of work ahead of us but this is fantastic, very positive development for the future of this historic theatre. I believe that this will help ensure this theatre will continue to be the living room of this community for another 115 years+… and continue to bring in great acts and entertainment for all to enjoy. Stay tuned for more news as details and plans are worked out. More details and plans will be released December 31st at the First Night celebration at the one and only “Historic Oneonta Theatre”. Watch our website and face book pages for links on how to volunteer, donate and be a part of this initiative. Everyone that expressed concern and hope, we need your help so lets make it happen and keep this great venue alive!!
Let’s hope the community gets behind the preservation of this neighborhood jewel. Every time I visited the theatre I was greeted by a kind, caring staff that truly bent over backward to make my visit better. Whether I was attending a concert or working in a managerial status with one of my bands, they were outstanding and consummate professionals. Something few venues can boast these days.