We’ve come to the season where we sit down and take stock of the year. And wowie, what a year I’ve had! Not to brag or anything, but I’m looking fabulous.
Alright, alright…I’ll admit, I did get a bit of a facelift. I got a new roof, new HVAC, new draperies, new screen, new seats, and an upgraded sound system. Can’t blame a theater for wanting a bit of a spruce up after 81 years, now can you?
But I have to say, I didn’t start the year quite so happy. I was looking forward to my new look, but I was really worried: How would the Friends of Greenbelt Theatre keep you entertained while I was out of commission for five whole months?!
I know now, I needn’t have worried. They moved into the storefront next door, and gave me an amazing gift: a kid sister!
We call her “Pop-up.” She’s small and kinda scrappy, but she did her very best to provide a great cinema experience to you while I was out of commission.
Now, my Friends and I have a holiday surprise in mind for my baby sis, and we could sure use your help. We want to help our little Pop-up grow up to be a state-of-the-art Screening Room and one-of-a-kind Media Arts Literacy Lab, but we need you!
It’s a little project we’re calling the Beyond the Screen Initiative!
With two screens, Pop-up and I can double the number of films and specialty series my Friends show. And in our Media Arts Literacy Lab, we’ll have classes for kids, teens, and adults covering things like film history and how to make your own films! I love that you come to see movies with me, but I can’t wait to be a place where everyone can come to learn and grow.
My Friends and I need to raise $250,000 to make little Pop-up’s dreams come true. I’m happy to report that we’ve already raised $230,000 of that! Could you make a gift of support today to help us reach our goal by New Year’s Eve?
My Friends have worked so hard turning me into a hub for film and community in Prince George’s County. Now they want to become leaders in educational programming…and I think, with your help, they can do it!
*|FNAME|*, I always look forward to seeing you when you come to the movies, and I hope we can count on movie nights together for many more years. Will you secure my future with your donation right now?
See you at the movies!
Friends of Greenbelt Theatre
O. G. Theatre is an historic, arthouse cinema, born and raised in Greenbelt, Maryland. They enjoy watching movies with friends and eating freshly-popped popcorn. Their favorite films are Little Miss Broadway (1938) and The Wizard of Oz (1939). They got involved with the Friends of Greenbelt Theatre in 2015 and has admired FGT’s work ever since. O. G. has no plans to retire anytime in the near future; they love what they do just too darn much.