The Penmar Community Arts Society has recently created a co-operative in order to buy the building and the land at 391 Martin St. from the current landowners.
This is a wonderful opportunity for us to come together and truly make this a community theatre, or as we like to say, your community theatre. I want to thank everyone who has been coming to the information sessions — the feedback has been great and the support overwhelming.
We have only had a couple of sessions and both have been full of enthusiasm and support for our vision. We are proud to present the plans for three movie auditoriums and now the Black Box Theatre, which is a 1,000 person auditorium with state-of-the-art sound and lights and a beautiful stage.
Buying the property will allow all the plans to come together and offer an amazing product in our downtown core. The sessions are ongoing, and the next one is Oct. 4 at 2 p.m. at Cowork Penticton. Future sessions will be announced on our website: www.penmar.ca.
The society knew the community wanted this, but we had no idea just how beloved the old building is, and how passionate everyone is on having their own community theatre.
Thank you to the board who has worked tirelessly to bring this idea to the public.
Board member, Penmar Community Arts Society