Half of "First Night" Proceeds to Benefit Pleasant Street Theater
NORTHAMPTON, MA(wfcr) -
Northampton Center for the Arts will donate half the proceeds from this year's "First Night" celebration to keep the Pleasant Street Theater open. The announcement comes as a community fundraising effort has raised almost $50-thousand to support a plan to keep the independent movie theater open under the management of the Amherst Cinema. Center for the Arts Director Penny Burke says her organization hopes to raise between $10 and 25,000 for the theater, depending on the weather and the size of the New Year's Eve crowd.