We Reached Our 2016 Goal!
Since the Winter of 2015, nearly 1,200 local residents have come together to SAVE the Bedford Playhouse from being converted into retail space, raising over $5 million in gifts and pledges!
We are thrilled to report that thanks to you, our donors, we reached our 2016 fund-raising goal! We are proud of the progress we’ve made in just two years, but always recognize that you made it all possible. We also deeply appreciate your continued patience and support as we thoughtfully navigate our next steps.
To support this important initiative, please DONATE.
View more videos on our YouTube page
Board Chair Sarah Long was featured in the September/October 2016 issue of Bedford Magazine. In case you missed it read it on their website.
Our mission is to provide a vibrant cultural and social destination dedicated to screening the best films for discerning adults and families, as well as a community hub for social gatherings, special events, and educational programs relating to film and the arts.
A New Vision
The new, renovated Playhouse will have three theaters: One will be large, in the style of old Hollywood. But it will also be state-of-the-art, in the style of the 21st century. The other two theaters will be smaller and more intimate, but also cutting edge. They will feature first-run independent, foreign, and documentary films, as well as classics and family favorites. There will be space for small musical and theatrical performances, distinguished speakers, educational programs, movie clubs, wine tastings, and other private events. And there will be a vibrant café offering a superior selection of food, wine and spirits.
A Community Hub
The new, non-profit Playhouse won’t just exist at the center of Bedford, it will be the center of Bedford, a place where culture and community come together every day. It will draw people from near and far, bringing new life, energy and attention to the Village, while paying homage to its illustrious history.