Burbank’s Colony Theatre will not be closing its curtains this season after roughly 200 supporters answered the company’s plea for help and pulled together $50,000 in donations, operators said Tuesday.
“It just flooded in — the checks and the letters and online donations,” said Artistic Director Barbara Beckley.
Pinned to a wall near the theater’s front entrance was a collection of handwritten and typed-up letters full of heartfelt comments and memories from theater-goers across the Southland.
“This incredible theatre must be saved,” one supporter wrote.
“I have great memories here, including meeting my husband,” another theater-goer penned on a yellow sticky note.
Less than two weeks ago, Beckley and Executive Director Trent Steelman announced to more than 6,000 supporters that the theater was facing dire economic straits — the two had wiped out their personal savings, maxed out their credit cards and even forgone their salaries for months to keep the theater open.