June 24, 2019
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Alamo Theatre receives grant for new sound and lighting equipment

Community Author: David Weiss
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Northeast Historic Film | Contributed
Northeast Historic Film | Contributed

BUCKSPORT —The Alamo Theatre has received a $7,880 grant from the Hancock County Fund of the Maine Community Foundation to enhance services for community performances and presentations.

“As energized community groups in Bucksport plan more cultural activities, from concerts to panel discussions, this grant will give the Alamo the sound and lighting equipment performers and speakers expect,” said David Weiss, executive director of Northeast Historic Film, which runs the Alamo. “This grant will provide better infrastructure for performances, rental events, and for our weekly movies.”

The Alamo Theatre, built in 1916, was purchased by Northeast Historic Film, the non-profit moving image archives, and reopened in 1999. Since then the Alamo has presented 6,000 film screenings and 1,000 other presentations to over 300,000 people.

Keep up with the schedule of activities at the Alamo Theatre by visiting www.oldfilm.org or sign up for our weekly emailed event calendar by contacting jane@oldfilm.org. For more information about renting or visiting, call 207-469-0924.

With offices in Ellsworth and Portland, the Maine Community Foundation works with donors and other partners to improve the quality of life for all Maine people. To learn more about the foundation, visit www.mainecf.org.