Thursday, February 26, 2015

So What's Happening With the Fine Arts Theatre's Theater Three?

I've recently had to explain to my six-year-old daughter what chomping at the bit means. "Well, you see, when you really want something and can't seem to wait for it, and start trying to get that thing before it's ready, you're chomping at the bit." She gets it.

Everyone seems to want to know when the Fine Arts Theatre will have theater three completed. I recently asked Steve Trumble (owner of the theater) that very question.

The answer is, it's not that simple.

Steve is a business person and he prides himself on being a smart investor. That said, he did allow himself go ridiculously over his budget—more than double!—on repairs and improvements to the theater, though his friends and lawyers were advising him against it. Maybe that wasn't smart, but I am so glad he did.

So now he finds himself in the situation where he really needs to listen to his advisors. "They've made it quite clear that it would be financially foolish of me to try to finish up theater three before I can afford to, and I'm not sure when exactly that will be, especially since I have to begin planning for a digital conversion."

So it seems that, though he's in love with the theater, he's going to have to resist the urge to just get it all done. As for the rest of us, like Steve, we'll be chomping at the bit for the completion of theater three.


In other theater news, the Fine Arts Theatre will not be showing any movies on the evening of Wednesday, March 4th, so that OARS can hold their annual film festival.  The event will host a selection of 2015 award-winning films from the nations largest environmental film festival. The event begins at 7 pm (doors open at 6 pm).

This organization's mission statement is to protect, preserve and enhance the natural and recreational features of the Assabet, Sudbury and Concord rivers, their tributaries and watersheds. Please consider attending this very cool event and supporting an organization that helps protect the river that runs through our beloved town.

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