For over a decade, Wind Down Friday has served as a successful catalyst for our fundraising efforts as well as community revitalization within the City Center. With the loss of our outdoor space coupled with the competition of similar Wind Down events throughout the four-state region, the event series is no longer a sustainable program for our organization to host. Therefore, the Theatre has decided to end our Wind Down event series.
The Theatre will focus on hosting new Arts & Entertainment programming in our beautiful historic auditorium as well as exciting educational and business events in the new function spaces. Additionally, the Theatre will be exploring opportunities to present or participate with our various partnerships to host outdoor programming that will continue to draw the community and visitors to our City Center.
As we reflect on the past decade of Wind Down, we like to take a moment to thank all the supporters of Wind Down events and the Theatre for your continued partnership. We are excited for the next decade of programming and encourage you to reach out to Theatre leadership or staff with new ideas for future events during this time of growth and prosperity.
The Maryland Theatre Association, Inc. is currently constructing a 30,000 square foot expansion which will restore The Theatre to its original footprint prior to the fire which destroyed the front of the building in the early 1970’s.
The expansion will replace a current outdoor courtyard and will consist of 5 floors total in order to transform The Maryland Theatre, the crown jewel of Hagerstown’s A&E District into a Performing Arts Complex. Construction will take place in 3 phases: phase 1: the auditorium will be closed July-September 2018 during alley, utility and new emergency egress work completion. Phase 2: the auditorium will be fully operational with egress via the Middletown Valley Bank Walkway (see signage upon arrival) October 2018-June 2019. Phase 3: the auditorium will be closed July-September 2019 with a ribbon cutting planned for October 2019. Visit mdtheatre.org for more information.
Platinum Sponsors: Blackie & Ginny Bowen, Benito & Deb Vattelana, Herald-Mail Media, Innovative, Inc., Jone L. Bowman Foundation, Inc., City of Hagerstown, Washington County Government, William G. Porter Foundation, Volvo Group Trucks, R. Kathleen Perini, Hamilton Nissan, The Hershey Family Foundation, Kershner Sisters Foundation & Sinnisen Foundation, Howard & Anne Kaylor Charitable Foundation, MSB Architects, Bank of Charlestown, Doing Better Business, Hagerstown-Washington County Industrial Foundation, Inc. (CHIEF), Abeles Investment Consulting Group of Wells Fargo Advisors, Hagerstown Marriott Hotels, Mrs. Theron Rinehart: In Memory of Theron K. Rinehart, Washington County Arts Council, Dr. & Mrs. George Manger, Lee & Patricia Stine, FirstEnergy Foundation, Susan Wood & Steve Haines
Main Sponsors: Austin Abraham & Kathleen Maher, B.P. Lesky, Weiss Bros., Hagerstown Honda, HighRock, Samuel E. & Marilyn C. Young, Ronald L. Bowers, Wayne & Jill Alter, Taylor & Juliana Bowen, Morgan-Keller Construction, Donald & Martha Hoffman, Dr. Michael Reyka and Jill Keller-Reyka, Bruce & Wendy Zimmerman, Massey Hyundai, Middletown Valley Bank, AC&T, Ken & Ann Grove, BB&T Bank, Gregory & Debra Murray, William & GeorgiAnn Breichner, The Hershey- Fitzsimmons Group of RBC Wealth Management, Valley Mall, Wright-Gardner Insurance, Campbell Allstate Insurance, Meritus Health, Varner L. “Pat” Paddack, Ellsworth Electric, Inc., Barbara Ingram Foundation, The Holzapfel Investment Group of Wells Fargo Advisors, Ed & Betsy Beachley, William G. Pitzer, Washington County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Hagerstown Rotary Charitable Foundation, Rotary Club of Hagerstown Sunrise Foundation, Peter & Pat Spellar, Hub Labels, Inc., Jason & Dana Divelbiss, Jim & Shirley Sellgren, Jack & Marie Byers, John & Lois Unger, Dr. & Mrs. Paul M. Mauriello, Toothman Orthodontics, Senator & Mrs. Andrew Serafini, Ann & Vince Dellaposta, Al & Claudia Martin
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