Out of caution and with particular concern for at-risk groups and the overall health of our community, Crandell Theatre will close on Monday, March 16 through Thursday, April 16. The reopening on Friday, April 17, will be subject to then-current public health information. All scheduled programming during this time is canceled.
This decision has been reached by the Board of Directors after much deliberation and in acknowledgement of the Crandell’s role as the “living room” of the community. Despite having recently implemented increased sanitation and other precautionary measures, we believe that the best course of action is a temporary closure as many other theatres are doing. For the next two weeks, all theatre employees will continue to receive full pay and benefits.
We hope to continue to compensate staff for the full closing. As a community-based, not-for-profit, only half of the Crandell’s revenue comes from the box office. In order to successfully go through this crisis, we need your help through your membership or contribution.
We all look forward to the reopening of the Crandell and encourage you to stay updated through the website, crandelltheatre.org. While this is a hard time, we are confident that this is a time that we will all look back upon with satisfaction that we did what we could to keep our community safe.
Lydia Kukoff, President
Crandell Theatre Board of Directors