Over the past 20 years the unwavering support of members has been essential for keeping the Crandell Theatre lights shining bright. Member support not only helped us survive but retain our vision during the Covid crisis. If we have learned anything during this difficult time, it is that the Crandell needs to increase membership/contributed income in addition to box office/concession revenue to sustain the theater and support film programs, including FilmColumbia.
Beginning January 1, 2022, the board is introducing annual memberships, with benefits expanded and fully or mostly tax deductible. The most significant benefit is at the box office, where non-member, adult box office ticket prices have increased to $11, with member prices remaining at $8. At the $75 Individual membership level, you save $3 on one box office ticket to all regularly scheduled films and, at the $125 Dual level, you save $6 off two tickets. With a $500 level you receive free admission for two to all regularly scheduled films during your membership year.
In 2022 we will no longer have the federal support that was sponsored by NY Senator Charles Schumer, which provided significant relief during the past year. Going forward, the new membership program is an essential piece of our effort to keep the lights on!
Viki Sand, Treasurer
Co-Chair Membership Task Force