It's been a strange year, to say the least, and we're all still grappling with the social and economic impacts and challenges that have taken this year by storm. Thank you for helping us keep our doors open, allowing us to keep bringing entertainment into our community and our staff employed.
We are taking regional, provincial, and federal government health orders seriously. Our theatre is still screening films at a reduced 50-person capacity, but this measure has deeply impacted our financial stability this year. We are so grateful for your generosity, as we need your support more than ever.
Help us achieve 25% of this goal today - $5,000 on Giving Tuesday. Making a generous gift to The Civic today ensures a great 2021 full of film screenings, drive-in movies, artist residencies, free community events, economic development for the local film sector, and more.
Click the button below to choose your gift option. Even a small donation will go a long way. Thank you for your support, your kind gift will help us with our operational solvency.
If you prefer to make your donation offline, please send a cheque made out to the Nelson Civic Theatre Society directly to the theatre. Alternatively, you can get in touch with Jess Phillips (Manager, Individual Giving & Special Events) to arrange planned giving, donations of securities and other ways to individually support our theatre. Thank you for your support!
All donors making gifts of $20* or more will receive a charitable receipt.
Our venue has been a key community gathering place for more than 80 years. We have a vision to build on this history of local use by thoughtfully improving our historic auditorium to meet the needs of the present and the future.Our capital project development is around the corner, finally expected to break ground in 2024. We will still need to work toward fundraising goals to complete that project, but first, we need to get there.
After Covid-19 and the government-mandated closures that were part of the pandemic experience, we anticipated this would be a challenging time for us, as audiences began to return to cinemas. However, what we didn't expect was:
*A massive increase in the cost of living and the cost of doing business
*The reduction in the number of films available to bring to our screen
*Strikes in Hollywood disrupting release dates of films (like Dune 2, which should have come this fall)
*More restrictions on how long we need to show a film to get it at all, and a much greater fee to studios (now often more than 60% of every ticket!)
The effect of these things has been that our costs have gone up and our income has gone down. NCTS is a charitable organization, but historically, we have been able to depend on approximately 75% of our income to come from ticket and concession sales, advertising sales and membership income. Today, we are facing a growing operational deficit, and as we are preparing for the greater expenses and complexities of a major capital project.
This year we need your help. Until more theatres are added in 2024, donor support will be essential to keeping NCTS above water. We need to raise $100,000 this year to ensure our solvency and plan for the future.
All donors making gifts of $20* or more will receive a charitable receipt.(Online gifts will be receipted at all amounts.)