- We are currently preparing to restore Theater 1 on East Avenue to its former Art Deco, 1920s glory, and also improve accessibility, durability and comfort of its furnishings.
- You can help with this effort by purchasing new seats for Theater 1!
- Seats will sell for $1,500 for one seat or $2,400 for two seats with payment options ranging from full cash payments to multiyear pledges.
- For your donation, your name will be permanently displayed in the renovated Theater One lobby to recognize your generous donation of a seat(s).
The Little Theatre Seat Campaign Story:
The Little Theatre opened on October 17, 1929, as part of the 'Little Theater Movement' in the United States, dedicated to showing 'art films that appeal to the intelligent and sophisticated.' The Little hoped to appeal to the devotees of silent film, foreign films and films based on the classics.
Over eight decades later, it's time for The Little to be restored to its former 1920s Art Deco glory. Along with many planned revisions to the theater’s interior will be a complete replacement of seats. The renovation will combine accessible comfort with respect to the original design in these new seats. All together, 300 seats in Theater One need to be replaced.
Combined with the safety upgrades, handicapped accessible bathrooms and doorways and general refurbishment, getting Little Theater One up to its former glory will be a big job, but we're excited!
When you support the Seat Campaign, your investment ensures that The Little remains a landmark for generations to come!
Please call our Membership Office for details at 585.258.0262!
Checks can be made payable to "The Little Theatre Film Society" and mailed to:Little Seat Campaign PO Box 20570 Rochester NY 14602-0570