The Ritz Renovation
"For generations to come"
The Ritz Theater needs your help.
The Ritz Theater was built as the New Rockville Opera House in 1912 and has been in constant operation for over 110 years. While the building has changed ownership many times through the years the current owners, Parke Players, Incorporated, operates the theater as a 501(c)3, non-profit organization. It is Parke Players vision, goal, and hope that the Ritz Theater will be around for another 110 years and for generations to come.
We are currently undergoing a major fundraising effort to provide a critical renovation to the theater. With your help, we will completely overhaul the electrical infrastructure in the building, remove excessive weight from the roof of the stage, and upgrade current stage systems with new technology. This project will help Parke Players ensure that the Ritz Theater continues to be able to provide a safe space for families, individuals and tourists alike to come in and be a part of history as well as take in a first run movie title or one of Parke Players many live stage events.
The total projected cost of the renovation was $300,000 prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, due to inflation and rising cost of goods the newly projected cost is $500,000. The theater is currently seeking donations of any amount to help meet this goal. For this project, the following donor levels have been introduced:
$100,000 - Playwright
$50,000 - Executive Producer
$20,000 - Producer
$10,000 - Director
$5,000 - Star
$1,000 - Designer
Donors will be publicly recognized in a new display in the main lobby highlighting the renovation project. Donors will also be recognized through local media outlets.
For more information, or if you have any questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website HistoricRitzTheater.com and select "Ritz Renovation" at the top of the page.
Donations can be made on our website under the "Ritz Renovation" page, dropped off at the theater during normal business hours, or mailed to the following address.
P.O. Box 254
Rockville, Indiana 47872
We appreciate your generosity and shared love for this historic building and unique entertainment venue.
"I grew up within walking distance of the Ritz. I have countless fond memories going to the movies with my sister Nakole, along with various other friends."
"Going to the Ritz was an absolute staple in our growing up."
Thank you for your donation Jonathan DeBord and family! The Ritz and The Parke Players appreciate your generosity.
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