Lynchburg, VA - Historic Academy Theatre surpasses campaign goal

posted by ThrHistoricalSociety on May 26, 2016 at 11:26 am


From The historic Academy Theatre in Lynchburg reached their campaign goal to restore and reopen the theater.

Not only have they reached the goal, they surpassed it.

The campaign’s original goal was to raise $16.6 million dollars.

However, they report to ABC 13 that they raised $16.75 million dollars.

This means that the Academy Theatre will begin a fast-tracked construction schedule in June.

They plan to reopen in 2018.

While the goal has been met, they will continue to accept donations to reserve funds for contingencies.

The story is at:

See the theatre’s website, with photos and video, at:

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