Story falls flat
In your rush to publish a press release as an “article,” (“Crystal Theatre embarks on a $70K fund drive,” April 26, Glenwood Springs Post Independent and The Aspen Times), there is an omission and some clarifications your readers might find helpful.
First the omission: This was a piece about fundraising, and yet you failed to inform your readers that in the press release there were several ways to donate. They are: by Paypal or credit card at http://www.crystaltheatrecarbondale.com, at any Alpine Bank, by mail to Crystal Theatre, 251 Euclid, Carbondale, CO 81623, or directly at the theater at 427 Main.
To clarify why your call (I only received one) wasn’t returned is simple: I wasn’t home. As to the “names and whereabouts of theaters that have resorted to public fundraising campaigns,” I would have been happy, if you had talked to me, to share with you the successful campaigns run by the Catlow in Barrington, Ill., the Ragtag in Columbia, Mo., the Capri in Montgomery Ala., the Coolidge in Cambridge, Mass., the Lyric in Fort Collins or the Kress in Greeley, to name a few.
No one, including me, knows when film will be final. Each theater owner must make the difficult digital decision for themselves — whether or when to convert. We have decided to keep the Crystal Theatre going, and our time to convert is now. Thank you to so many of our patrons who have already shown their support and generosity.
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