Preserving History comes at a High Price
Ninety eight years ago the curtain rose for the first time at the Jones Theater in downtown Canon City, crowds were ecstatic to have a modern day playhouse in their quaint little town. Several years later the playhouse was converted to a theater and decades later it was remodeled and the name was changed to Skyline Theater. My mom, Kate, lived here in the 50's and had many fond memories of the theater and it's beautiful balcony. Little did she know that one day the beloved Skyline would belong to our family. Last year, eleven days after being diagnosed with breast cancer my mom, Kate Kelly-Voss died, leaving our family in shock and despair. We quickly rallied together and decided as a family that we will do our best to save this theater and her legacy.
Skyline Theater is located on main street in Canon City, Colorado. For the past several years our main street has lost several businesses including one that was here for 105 years. Our downtown is in dire straights and preserving viable businesses is crucial to it's future.
For those that do not know, the movie industry will no longer use 35mm film as of September 2013. Every theater will be forced to upgrade to digital format which is extremely costly. If funds are not raised the curtain will close on Skyline Theater leaving us with an uncertain future.
Meeting our funding goal will allow us to purchase a digital projector, digital screen, digital sound system, lenses and bulbs, installation and training. If we exceed our goal any and all extra funds raised will be to repair the historic neon sign, update concession area, and remodel the balcony in hopes to reopen it to the public.
Be part of preserving history and securing the future of this fine old movie house. Thank you for visiting our page and taking the time to read our story
Remember, we do not receive any funds if we do not meet our $65,000 goal.
Risks and challenges
With so many theaters world wide upgrading to digital format, time is of the essence, we need to secure funding so that we can order all equipment and schedule installation in hopes to minimize down time.
Our goal is to remain a viable business in our community.
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