The Colonial Theatre 2020 Annual Report

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From Our Board President Dear Colonial Friends, There is no denying that 2020 was a year for the record books. Following on the heels of The Colonial’s incredibly successful 2019 season, we found ourselves faced with a worldwide pandemic which we confronted head-on. Having delayed our season opening, we opened the doors in July with limited seating and curtailed programming. Offering movies in-theater and via streaming, with a special live virtual performance by Ben Cosgrove in September, we sought to maintain contact with our members and audience, and to be a positive presence in the community. As the challenges of Covid-19 persist, we are dedicating ourselves to developing programming for the 2020 season that will allow us to continue our mission of providing arts and culture to the North Country. While navigating the pandemic, The Colonial experienced a change in leadership. In January, after two decades of dedicated service to The Colonial, Stephen Dignazio stepped down as Executive Director. During his tenure Stephen accomplished much, earning the appreciation and gratitude of The Colonial’s Board of Directors, members, donors, volunteers, and the community at large. Successful in numerous fundraising efforts, Stephen lovingly restored the historically significant, but neglected theatre, creating a premiere performance venue, and bringing innovative artistic and cultural programming to the North Country. Despite his readiness to embark on his life’s next chapter, Stephen remains committed to the theatre. Currently he is focusing his energy on programming for the new season, providing institutional continuity and ensuring a smooth leadership transition. Concurrent with Stephen taking a step back, The Colonial was thrilled to appoint Christine Kelly, who had served as Assistant Director of Advancement and Marketing since 2019, to the position of Executive Director. Christine brings not only years of development and marketing experience to bear, but boundless enthusiasm and creativity. In her short time at the helm, Christine has already made significant contributions and continues to exceed all expectations. As The Colonial, along with the rest of the world, responds to the challenges of a pandemic and adjusts to a new reality, we look forward to a brighter future. The theatre is financially sound and we are excited about the opportunities that lie ahead. We will be sure to keep you posted as plans for the 2021 season fall into place. In the meantime, please join me in thanking Stephen Dignazio for his vision, perseverance, dedication, and many years of service to The Colonial Theatre and to the community. He is truly a North Country treasure. Likewise, please join me in congratulating Christine on her promotion. The Colonial is incredibly lucky to have her leading the theatre into the next decade. And lastly, I want to thank all of you for your loyalty and unflagging support. You are the reason we do what we do. I look forward to seeing you at the theatre! All best wishes,

Tami Nason, Board President

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About Us

An enlightened and enriched community through arts and culture.

The Colonial Theatre is the home of arts, film, music and culture in New Hampshire’s North Country. The 300-seat theater offers state-of-the-art digital projection and surround sound for independent and world cinema, and hosts Grammy award-winning performing artists and family entertainment from May through October—all without losing the intimate charm of a vintage summer theater.

Our Mission Through relevant arts and cultural programming, we nurture the heritage and prosperity of the communities we serve.


PO Box 204, Main Street Bethlehem, New Hampshire 03574 Tel. 603-869-5603 Cover photo: John Tully Photo

When The Colonial opened its doors in 1915, the era of the Grand Hotels was in full swing and Bethlehem, New Hampshire was a premier destination resort. Because of its sophisticated clientele it quickly became a venue for studios to test market their films. The Colonial is the oldest continuously operating movie theatre in the United States. With its rich history The Colonial is one of the few remaining links to the era of the Grand Hotels as well as a significant chapter in the history of the film industry. The Colonial Theatre is on New Hampshire Registry of Historic Places and was named “Best Vintage Movie Theatre” by Yankee Magazine. The Colonial Theatre 2020 Annual Report  |  3

A Note From The Executive Director Dear Friends, The Colonial Theatre was built on the desire to improve the quality of life in the North Country by presenting formerly unavailable arts programming. Through 20 years of hard work, persistence, problem solving, and most importantly your support, our community has transformed a dilapidated building into a premier cultural venue. This pandemic poses a myriad of challenges to our institution—show cancellations, halted movie releases, and, most critically, the inability to convene community in our historic Theatre. When The Colonial was unable to open its doors last season we pivoted, offering virtual screenings, webinars, and livestream concerts. When reopening was deemed safe, we streamlined operations, established an abbreviated film schedule, implemented new safety protocols, and reduced our auditorium capacity by 75%. The 2020 season was unusual, but also successful in continuing The Colonial’s mission. Despite the challenges that still lay before us, we look to the future with optimism and purpose. Traditionally this time of year The Colonial would be gearing up for another recordbreaking season of arts presentation. Though our 2021 season may be untraditional, we look forward to coming back stronger than ever. We will continue to find creative ways to offer programming and nurture the heritage, prosperity, and aspirations of the communities we serve. We are tremendously proud of the creativity, care, and thoughtfulness of our volunteers, members, Board of Directors, staff, and community throughout this tender time. Because of your commitment to our mission, the spirit and future of The Colonial are bright. We are deeply grateful for your support of The Colonial. We hope to see you soon. Sincerely,

Christine Kelly, Executive Director

★★★★★ “ Great movie choices… feels like being a member of a book club with all the eclectic and poignant movies. After watching, you can discuss all night with your date.” —FACEBOOK REVIEW 4  |  The Colonial Theatre 2020 Annual Report

Board & Staff 2020/21 Friends of The Colonial Board Tami Nason, President, Bethlehem, NH Rusty Talbot, Vice President, Sugar Hill, NH Marsha Gingue, Treasurer, Bethlehem, NH Priscilla Hindley, Secretary, Franconia, NH Teri Bordenave, Lancaster, NH Bruce Caplain, Bethlehem, NH Carol Carlson Cunningham, Twin Mountain, NH Nancy Czarny, Bethlehem, NH Scott Hunt, Bethlehem, NH Jae Kim, Sugar Hill, NH Diane King, Sugar Hill, NH Jeremy Knowlton, Littleton, NH Zak Mei, Easton, NH Marcia Roosevelt, Sugar Hill, NH

Colonial Staff Christine Kelly, Executive Director Stephen Dignazio, Director of Programming Jane Storella, House Manager

Contracted Services Roland Shick, Lighting Technician Jeremiah Brooks, Sound Engineer & Internet Technician Mary Ellen Russell, Graphic Design

Remembering Ann Gruczka We would like to take this opportunity to note the passing of Ann Gruczka on July 23, 2020. Ann was The Colonial’s longtime volunteer coordinator and a funny, courageous, profane, always optimistic founding Colonial board member and champion of the Theatre. I could always count on Ann to assure me that the show would be sold out, the movie wasn’t that depressing, and the check was in the mail. She was a dear friend, a good neighbor and one hell of a knitter. She is missed. —Stephen Dignazio

Welcome New Board Member, Marcia Roosevelt Marcia Roosevelt is the CEO and Founder of Sugar Hill Strategy, a consultancy dedicated to amplifying the value of brands, businesses and services through creative problem solving, strategic vision and innovation. Marcia has over three decades of experience in the advertising business, from luxury creative boutique Cadwell Davis Partners (Conde Nast, Avon, J&J, Shulton), packaged goods specialist Warwick Baker Fiore (Schering Plough, CPC), creative hothouse Wells Rich Greene (Olay, Clairol) and two stints at global ideas company Saatchi & Saatchi (PG Beauty, Olay, Tide, Pampers, General Mills, Walmart). Since its founding in 2017, Sugar Hill Strategy has been hired by 25+ start-ups and Fortune 500 companies to provide solutions to their business issues. The Colonial Theatre 2020 Annual Report  |  5

The Year in Pictures In addition to offering virtual screenings, webinars, and opening for an abbreviated 2020 season in the Theatre, The Colonial implemented infrastructure improvements including a new 23 foot movie screen, digital mixing board, speakers, and a fresh coat of paint in our concession area. We also had the opportunity to host a livestream concert from The Colonial’s stage with singer-songwriter Ben Cosgrove.

Annual Report

Fiscal Year Ending September 30, 2020 A heart-felt thank you to all of our members and supporters. Because of you, The Colonial will emerge from this challenging year stronger, more resilient, and better than ever. * Asterisks indicate our Sustaining Donors, who graciously set up automatic monthly contributions to The Colonial Theatre.

ANNUAL FUND DONORS $20,000+ Anonymous Tami E. Nason Neil & Louise Tillotson Fund of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation New Hampshire Charitable Foundation New Hampshire State Council on the Arts New Hampshire Nonprofit Emergency Relief Fund Nancy & Edward Roberts $10,000+ Lubbe Family Foundation of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation Paycheck Protection Program SBA Melinda Richmond Fund of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation USDA Rural Development $5,000+ Margo & Greg Connors Jane B. Cook 1992 Charitable Trust The Stannard & Dorothy Dunn Charitable Trust $2,500+ Anonymous (2) Arthur Getz Trust Carrie & Jim Hamblin Mary Lou Krambeer Mascoma Bank $1,000+ Anonymous Les Apple* Art Ventures Fund of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation Jeffrey Burt Nancy & Julian Czarny Elise Drake Alice & Leslie Dreier Barbara & Michael Eisenson Emergency Disaster Relief Fund Diana & John Franchitto

Scott Hunt Ledgeview Fund of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation Jennifer Lucas Wanda & David F. McLure Marcia Peters Lori & Eric Raichle Marcia Roosevelt, Sugar Hill Strategy Barbara & Sandy Strain* Bee Thayer Kathleen & Timothy Vaughan Wood Family Fund $500+ Anonymous (2) Appalachian Stitching Teri Bordenave & Eric Van Leuven Meglyn Bull & Don Lavoie Edith C. Crocker Charitable Trust Marsha & Roger Gingue Ellen Hays & Eliot Wessler Priscilla Hindley Cynthia Howlett-Willis* Carol Kline Andrea & William Knowles Harriet & Alan Lewis, Pinnacle Leadership Foundation Kathie Lovett & Ned Densmore Scott Manning Marilyn & Stephen Monsein Mountain View Dental P&S Equipment and Rentals Lynne & Tim Palmer Pinegrove Fund Joan & Len Reed Mary Ellen Russell & Stephen Dignazio Barbara & Paul Russell Daniel Ryan Maureen Thoma, In Memory of Peter and Jennie Thoma Sarah Turtle & Bill Church Bernd Weber Anne & Dave Whiting

$250+ Susan & Paul Abramson Cecilia F. Blewer & Clayton Young* Deborah Brown & Ray Lobdell Anita & Robert Craven Minnie Cushing & Grant Ruggles Hannah Delfiner Mary Catherine DeRosa & Paul Hanrahan Nancy & Jerry Diener Mary Doherty Edmund & Wheeler Linda & Russ Gaitskill Jean Goodney Leigh Grady Melanie Harding Beth & Steve Horan Marilyn Johnson Maryann & Rob Keating Christine Kelly & Bruce Etter* Kim & Mark Koprowski Chee Kwong & Mark Ehrman Kristine Lingle & Michael Scanlon Robin Lubguban & Dan Lavoie Philip Magnuson & Robert Quidone Marshall Insurance Agency Jean Matray & Bill Lanza Patricia & Charles McLure Tish & Steve Mead Claire & Zak Mei Rebecca & Timothy More Irene & Ken Mosedale Secured Network Services Steele Family Foundation Marsha Stewart Nancy & James Verdolino* Up to $249 Anonymous (4) A.B. Gile Mary Ann & Rob Adams Nate Alberts AmazonSmile Foundation Beth Anderson continued next page

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Jan & Fred Apple Roy Apple Susan Argetsinger Munish Arora Tom Arrison* Carol & Gary Arsenault* Cookie Avrin & Marty Zafran Patricia Barr & Stephen Keylor Robert Baum Cheryl & Steve Bianchi Jody & Bruce Blaney* Mary & Donald Boisvert Bonnie Boswell Patricia & John Bottomley Linda & Russell Bradshaw Jane & Ned Brewer Katherine Brubaker Andy Buck Natalie & George Butler Scott Caisse Biruta & Tim Carr Elizabeth Carter Alison & Tom Caruso CB Art Studio Maryanne Christiansen Cary & Christina Clark Edward Clark Gregory Connolly Kathie & Dennis Coté Ann Louise & Edward Cowan Joseph Cushing Janet & Paul Damiano Brandon D’Antonio Katherine Darges James David Irene & Stephen Dawson Cathy D’Ignazio & Tom Mandel Eileen & Ray Dionne Maria Doyle & Grace Newman John Drew Leslie Drexelius Lesley Duckett Kathryn Dunathan Robert Dwyer Gay Ellis Susan E. Ellis Martha & Rob Elmes* William Emerson Kristina & Jay Ennis Donna Kaye & Rick Erwin Thomas Ewing Judi & Dan Ferreira Jody & Art Flescher Marguerite Fletcher Sue Ford Ellen Foster Mary & Dan Fowler

Elaine French Elaine & David Gabriel Norman Gardner Olivia P. Garfield James Garvey, Jr. Patricia Garvin Elizabeth Gasman Katlyn Giragosian Alan Glidden Kate Goldsborough Margaret Graciano Joni Gray & Christine Sheley Nancy & Bill Greenlee Susan Gresser & Stanley Baker Valerie Grimm Nancy Gugenheim Fages Dee Lucile Guild Terry Guinn G. Russell Gutknecht Tish & Roger Hamblin Margaret Harrigan Kerri Harrington & Carl Stagg Beth & Gary Harwood Holly Hayward Sharon Heyman & Barry Zitser Jane Higgins Sheelagh Higginson Martha Hill Judith Hull & Dennis McFadden John Hynes Kathy Jablonski Cheryl & Chris Jensen Kim & Mitch Jureckson Jacki Katzman Dick Kearns Mike Kenney Kay Kerr Jae Kim & Jason Tors Carolyn Kirby Jeremy Knowlton Gia Koumantzelis & Jenny Wackerle* Amy & Ed Kurja Vicky & Peter Lane Barbara & Richard Langworthy Land & Community Heritage Investment Program Dick Lewis Tina & Paul Lister Mary Lockhart & Gene Girdwood* Deb Loughnane Roz Lowen Zach Luse Jane MacKay* Tavish MacLeod Tyler MacLeod

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Nicholas Marks Nancy & Carl Martland Pete Marvelli* Karen Matthews Carl Mayer Mary Ann Mayer Kelly & Jim McCann* Nanci McCrackin Cathy P. McDowell Lorraine McPhillips Richard McPhillips Brenda Meierdiercks Mary & Doug Menzies Priscilla Michaud Linda Michelsen Rosemary & George Milewski* Amy & Howard Mitz Linda Moore Sharon & Peter Mountain Alice & Bob Muh New Hampshire Center for Nonprofits Anne-Marie & Bill Nichols Lila & Erik Nilsen George Olsen Rachel O’Meara Rosalind Page & Tom Simpson* Susan Palma & Richard Nidel Hugh Parker Eliza & Frank Parrish Anne Patterson Leslie Peltier Sharon Penney Mr. & Mrs. Henry H. Peterson Jaime Platts Joanna Polito Terri Potter Ellen & Howard Pritham Michael Ransmeier Tina Rapp Eileen & Sidney Regen Elissa & Timothy Rice Patrick Riendeau Mark Roberts Gail Robinson & Martin Kessel Wayne Ruggles Emily Russell* Sonya Salanti & Josiah Chamberlain Mark Saleski Patricia Schaffer Kirsten Scobie & Ben Southworth Julie Seely Roxie Severance Patricia & Michael Slavtcheff Steven Hecht & Dori Smith

Jackie & Andy Smith Deborah Starbuck Leigh Starer Maggie & John Starr Barbara & Robert Strickler Eleana Sussman Liz & Peter Szawlowski Jessica & Rusty Talbot Tanya Tellman Wendy & Chris Thayer Jessica Thibodeau & Scott Brumenschenkel* Carrie & Stevan Trooboff Katherine Tully John Vail Carol Vales Anonymous Rena & Bill Vecchio Claire Von Karls Nancy Wallace Laura & Thomas Walstad Joan & Gary Way Rhonda & Joe Wesolowski Leon White Thomas White Peter Whitney Katie Williams Susan Williams Erin Woo* Judith Ziegler & Evan Haynes Kristina Zontini & Dan Huntington*

MEMBERS AS OF MAY 31, 2021 Anonymous (3) Susan & Paul Abramson Michel F. Adler Tim Agnew Debbie Aimetti Bess Andrews-Keith & Keith Batchelder Jan & Fred Apple Les Apple Deborah Appleton Susan Argetsinger Tom Arrison Carol & Gary Arsenault Cookie Avrin & Marty Zafran Richard & Mina Ayers Ann & Simon Baker Dean Bakes Patricia Barr & Stephen Keylor Melinda Beach Suzanne Beauchesne Lori Beaulieu Stephen Belsky

Cindy & Steve Berlack James Bertelli Cheryl & Steve Bianchi Joanne Bilotta Jody & Bruce Blaney Cecilia F. Blewer & Clayton Young Patricia A. Bonardi Anita & Russ Bonnevie Teri Bordenave & Eric Van Leuven Juliet Born Linda Bornstein Laurie Boswell Patricia & John Bottomley Ryan Bouldin Julia Brabec Linda & Russell Bradshaw CB Art Studio Jane & Ned Brewer Antoinette Brewster Deborah Brown & Ray Lobdell Ellie & Joe Brown Susan & David Brown Katherine Brubaker Andrea Bryant Meglyn Bull & Don Lavoie Jeffrey Burt Natalie & George Butler Sandra Butson Erin Campbell Damian Canuto Jason Cape Carol Carlson Cunningham Biruta & Tim Carr Kirsten Carruth Alison & Tom Caruso Maryellen Cavan Dan Challener Catherine Chipman Gregg Christopher & Nina Garfield Jody Chritton Cary & Christina Clark Nora Clark Margaret Clayton Nancy Comeau Gregory Connolly Margo & Greg Connors Marilinne Cooper Kathie & Dennis Coté Ann Louise & Edward Cowan Anita & Robert Craven Audrey Crowe Sara Crowell Nan & Tom Cuddihy Becky Cummings

Kathleen Curnyn Catherine Cushing Minnie Cushing & Grant Ruggles Nancy & Julian Czarny Robert Davenport James David Irene & Stephen Dawson Hannah Delfiner Mary Catherine DeRosa & Paul Hanrahan Ellen Deveau Priscilla & Mike Didio Nancy & Jerry Diener Eileen & Ray Dionne Mary Doherty Peter Dolloff Elise Drake Alice & Leslie Dreier John Drew Leslie Drexelius Jo Beth Dudley Beth Edwards Barbara & Michael Eisenson Gay Ellis Susan E. Ellis Martha & Rob Elmes William Emerson Kristina & Jay Ennis Nancy & Dave Ernsberger Martha & Douglas Evelyn Thomas Ewing Judi & Dan Ferreira Barbara Ferro Lisa & David Ffrench J.S. Fitzpatrick Jody & Art Flescher Marguerite Fletcher Sarah Florenz & Gareth McFeely Catherine & Pablo Flores Colleen Foley Mary K Foley-Marvelli Mary & Steven Ford Sue Ford Brenda Fortier-Dube Karen & Paul Foss Ellen Foster Mary & Dan Fowler Diana & John Franchitto Elaine French Marlene Fuerstman & Edwin Seroussi Elaine & David Gabriel Linda & Russ Gaitskill Margaret Gale & David Van Houten Olivia P. Garfield continued next page

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Patricia Garvin Jennifer Gaudette Patrick Gaughan Nancy Gigliello Mark E. Gilleland, Sr. Marsha & Roger Gingue Laura Giveen Sara Glenn-Levin Alan Glidden Patricia E. Glover Kate Goldsborough Dorothy & David Goldstone Lucy Goodhart Jean Goodney Maureen & James Goodrow Robert Gorgone Lauren Grader-Fox Doug Grant Linda Gray Ellen & Mitch Greaves Sue & Paul Greenlaw Nancy & Bill Greenlee Janet Greenwood & Skardon Bliss Ann Griffin Griffiths Wennrich Family Dee Lucile Guild Will Guild Terry Guinn Larry Hall Carrie & Jim Hamblin Tish & Roger Hamblin Ruth Hamilton Melanie Harding Margaret Harrigan Cynthia & Richard Harris Diane & Kirk Hartung Beth & Gary Harwood Heidi Hawk Ellen Hays & Eliot Wessler Carol Johnson-Haywood & Rod Haywood Ruth Heintz & Michael Ritter Paula Herbert & David Strange Sharon Heyman & Barry Zitser Sheelagh Higginson Janet Hill Priscilla Hindley Julie & Kurt Hohmeister Gabriella Horvath Cynthia Howlett-Willis Anne & Sigmund Hudson Connie & Jim Huggett Nancy Hughes Alice Hunt Scott Hunt Jim Infanti

Barbara Inskeep Cheryl & Chris Jensen Elizabeth Johnson Jennifer Johnson Marilyn Johnson Misty Aebi Jones & Donald Jones Joanne & Kevin Jones Wendy Aldrich Jordan Kim & Mitch Jureckson Jacki Katzman Jenny & John Keefe Lois Keenan-Gavin & Rick Gavin Kelli & Bill Keiler Pat & Gardner Kellogg Christine Kelly & Bruce Etter Joyce & John Kemp Lynn & Dan Kenerson Susan & Louis Kern Cheryl & David Kerr Kay Kerr Edward King Mary A. King & Peter H. Zimmermann Carolyn Kirby Jeffrey Kleiman Carol Kline Andrea & William Knowles Jeremy Knowlton Kim & Mark Koprowski Gia Koumantzelis & Jenny Wackerle Mary Lou Krambeer Amy & Ed Kurja Estelle & Robert LaFleur Christine Lanchester Vicky & Peter Lane Barbara & Richard Langworthy Donna & Christopher Laurent Judith Lavin Brenda Lazarovich Debra & John LeBlanc Dick Lewis Harriet & Alan Lewis Robyn Lindquist Tina & Paul Lister Mary Lockhart & Gene Girdwood Janet Logozzo Cornelia Lorentzen Deb Loughnane Kathie Lovett & Ned Densmore Mary-Ellen & Jim Lovinsky Roz Lowen Robin Lubguban & Dan Lavoie Jennifer Lucas Liane & Bill Luke

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Lois & Vincent Lunetta Rachelle Lyons Jennifer MacIver Jane MacKay Marie MacLeod Victoria & Jamie Macmillan Anastasia Maher Manners Family Charitable Fund Scott Manning Joni & Terry Martin Pete Marvelli Rebecca & Howard Marx Jean Matray & Bill Lanza Mary McAllister Kelly & Jim McCann Betsy McConnell Wanda & David F. McLure Patricia & Charles McLure Richard McPhillips Emily Meacham & Doug Morin Tish & Steve Mead Claire & Zak Mei Brenda Meierdiercks William Mellekas Jessie & Mark Mendelsohn Angela Menendez Mary & Doug Menzies James Merrill Eric Meth Linda Michelsen Rosemary & George Milewski Catherine Miller & James Forrest John Miller Anne Miner Amy & Howard Mitz Marilyn & Stephen Monsein Linda Moore Lore Moran Dodge Rebecca & Timothy More Veronica Morris William Morris Irene & Ken Mosedale Sheila Mosson Sharon & Peter Mountain Alice & Bob Muh Charles Muller Lori-Anne & Daniel Murphy Tami E. Nason Susan & Richard Newhall Lila & Erik Nilsen Taryn Noonan Jayne O’Connor Trish & Kevin O’Brien Aileen O’Connell Mary O’Connor

Kevin O’Neil Camp Oros P&S Equipment and Rentals Rosalind Page & Tom Simpson Lynne & Tim Palmer JoAnn & Robert Parker Kris Pastoriza Beth & Bruce Perlo Marcia Peters Marcy Petriccione Betsey & Chuck Phillips Plain Kate’s Riverside Saloon Monica Plante Jaime Platts Becky Proud Eddie Qi Ayla Queiroga & Bruce Caplain Richard Quintal James Radmore Lori & Eric Raichle Peg Ramback Karen Rancourt Nancy & John Rapoport Dianne Rappa Joan & Len Reed Eileen Regen Paul Reid Carol & Jack Resch Elissa & Timothy Rice Melinda Richmond Patrick Riendeau Nancy & Edward Roberts Donna Robinson Tamara & Mike Rodrigues Melissa Rodgiguez & Josh Loupis Marcia Roosevelt Amy Ross Franco Rossi Wayne Ruggles Emily Russell Mary Ellen Russell & Stephen Dignazio Daniel Ryan Juliette Saisselin Sonya Salanti & Josiah Chamberlain David J. Sales Moocho & Dan Salomon Ronnie Sandler Diane Schecter & Stanley Schneller Tucker Scheffer Kerry Schnell Susan Schott Stephen Schulthess Bruce Schwartzman

Kirsten Scobie & Ben Southworth Jacqueline Scott Julie Seely Roxie Severance Marghie Seymour Donna & Gordon Shalek Sara & Thomas Shovlin Jackie & Andy Smith Deb & Austin Smith Steffaney Smith Norma St John Linda M. & D. Neil Stafford Libby Staples Leigh Starer Maggie & John Starr Steele Family Foundation Ann Steuernagel Marsha Stewart Jennie Stiles Jane Storella Sherry & Fred Storella Barbara & Sandy Strain Nancy Strand Eleana Sussman Liz & Peter Szawlowski Barbara & Peter Szeidler Jessica & Rusty Talbot Kathleen Taylor & Jack Kennedy Tanya Tellman Wendy & Chris Thayer Jessica Thibodeau & Scott Brumenschenkel Maureen Thoma Kri & Joel Timm Kathe Tortorice Edith Tucker Sarah Turtle & Bill Church John Vail Carol Vales Kathleen Van Deursen Kathleen & Timothy Vaughan Nancy & James Verdolino Claire Von Karls Kim Votta Laura & Thomas Walstad Terry Ward Winnie Ward Barley & Rick Weinberg Julie & Douglas Weisman Heidi Wells Rhonda & Joe Wesolowski Lon Weston Thomas White Anne & Dave Whiting Timmee Whitmore

Peter Whitney Star Whitney David Wilkins Susan Williams Judy Wilson & Frank Pinter Paula & Charles Wolcott Frederica Wolfe Ben Woo Erin Woo Wood Family Fund Katherine Wyman Barb Zander Judith Ziegler & Evan Haynes Kristina Zontini & Dan Huntington

EVENT SPONSORS Les Apple Nancy & Julian Czarny Elise Drake Scott Hunt MLK & Company P&S Equipment and Rentals

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Link Your Legacy to The Colonial Theatre Our values, our interests, and our dreams are reflected in what we care about most — our families, our communities, and the organizations we love, such as The Colonial Theatre. The Colonial’s Legacy Society, our planned giving program, was established with its first bequest 11 years ago. That unexpected and generous gift created a foundation to assure The Colonial’s long-term financial stability. Now named the Huntington Legacy Society (in recognition of its initial donor),

HUNTINGTON LEGACY SOCIETY MEMBERS Teri Bordenave & Eric Van Leuven Christine Kelly & Bruce Etter Jeremy Knowlton Mary Lou Krambeer Tami E. Nason Mary Ellen Russell & Stephen Dignazio

we encourage members, donors, and other supporters to include The Colonial Theatre in their estate planning. Your foresight and lasting support will allow The Colonial Theatre to continue serving our community for generations to come. For more information on how to make a planned gift that benefits you, your loved ones, and The Colonial Theatre please call Christine Kelly, Executive Director, at 603-869-5603 or email

★★★★★ “ This theatre is a gem set in a growing small town. It is a great venue to see a concert. It allows a very intimate interaction between the performers and the audience. The staff are wonderful people, they really care about your experience and work hard to ensure you have an amazing time. Thank you for providing so much culture to Bethlehem.” —GOOGLE REVIEW

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Financial Summary Emergency Covid Relief Fund $65,750

Private Donations $155,440



Grants $59,700

Other Income $490

Sponsorships $6,100 Rentals $3,243

Advertising $650 Box Office $32,140

Membership $21,100 Concessions $10,100



Administrative $23,522 Advertising & Promotional $34,684 Personnel $142,812


Event Expense $38,826

Facility Expense $35,059 TOTAL EXPENSE PROFIT

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Member Spotlight Anastasia Maher How long have you been a member? I have been a member since 2019! Why did you become a member? I became a member so I could help bring “the next great thing” to the North Country! Now more than ever it’s important to put your money behind what you believe in, and I firmly believe in the cultural, community, and creative center The Colonial has made itself. It’s time for young people like myself to start investing in the types of institutions we want to keep in our communities. In return for your support, I feel like the Colonial gives you generous perks that make it even easier to enjoy their movies, shows, and events. Do you have a favorite event(s) and why? That was such a difficult question to answer until “Booksmart”. When it came to The Colonial I saw it at least 4 times there, and have seen it at least 10 times since! Do you have a favorite Colonial event(s) and why? It’s so hard to choose! One of my favorites is seeing the Hot Sardines during summer 2019. Watching lead singer Elizabeth Bougerol live her best life on stage in those sparkly black boots and end the set with an epic tambourine drop is something I still think about today. My other favorite was my last Colonial concert — Red Baraat. They had everyone on their feet in the first two minutes and got everyone to forget their worries, if only for two hours. What do you like best about The Colonial? I’ve always heard people talk about “your friendly neighborhood coffee shop”, or “your friendly neighborhood pizza place”, but never “your friendly neighborhood movie theater”. But that’s what The Colonial is! The staff, the volunteers, and the patrons are always so nice, and you can tell that everyone is happy to be there. And the local beer selection doesn’t hurt either :) Anything else you’d like us to know? It has been so awe-inspiring to watch The Colonial adapt to these unprecedented times, while still being able to keep everyone safe and fulfill their mission. I look forward to the days we can all dance in the aisles again, but until then I am content to stay safe, stay happy, and stay tuned. Thank you Anastasia!

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