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Nelson Civic Theatre Society tops 800 membership mark, next hurdle Oct. 15 City Council deadline

Nelson Daily Staff
By Nelson Daily Staff
September 21st, 2012

The image of the Nelson Civic Theatre Society returning a movie theatre to the Heritage City keeps heading in the right direction after the group topped the 800 mark in membership earlier this week.

The society committee applauded the members by offering a free movie night Tuesday at the Capitol Theatre.

“It was a delight to see the enthusiasm and the community response,” said committee board member Anne DeGrace.

DeGrace said the society sold 69 more memberships during Tuesday’s free movie showing, and combined with online sales, recently went over the 800 membership mark.

The society now turns its focus on the October 15 deadline Nelson City Council has set in place to see the feasibility study.

The study delves into operational plan, renovations to the current Civic facility as well as financial projections for a society run theatre.

“We want to have the study completed before the deadline to get it looked over,” DeGrace explained.

DeGrace hopes once councilors have the study board members will be invited to answer questions.

Tuesday’s free showing attracted more than 250 people to see a local flick from students at L.V. Rogers High School along with Cinema Paradiso, a 1988 Italian film that told the story of a small-town cinema just after World War II.

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