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Nelson Civic Theatre Society offers year-end tax break with year-end donation

By Contributor
December 11th, 2012

Invest locally. Save on your tax bill! And bring the big screen back.

That’s the message from the Nelson Civic Theatre Society, which is encouraging community members who wish to donate before the end of the year to drop by the theatre Thursday, December 20 between 4-8 p.m.

Donations made to the City of Nelson earmarked for the Nelson Civic Theatre are eligible for a charitable tax receipt.

“It’s a great way for people who have been itching for the big screen — and who see the project as good for everyone — to invest in our community and save on their income tax,” explains president Anne DeGrace.

“We’re delighted that the City will accept donations in this way.”

The Nelson Civic Theatre Society (NCTS) is a non-profit organization operating as a social enterprise, composed of movie lovers and community-minded citizens with a broad range of expertise and experience.

In October, the City of Nelson gave the Society the green light to begin its work to renovate and reopen the Nelson Civic Theatre.

There are currently 1,300 members of NCTS.

The plan is to create a three-screen theatre, undertaken in a phased approach so as to open to the public as soon as possible.

“We’ll be holding an open house in January to launch our fundraising campaign, so curious folks can see the interior and what we have planned,” said DeGrace.

“We hope to have our first film screening in February.”

Before that, volunteers and paid professionals are working to clean up the space and install seating. Fundraising is underway for renovations, a digital projector, and other equipment.

Donors unable to drop by the theatre on December 20th may contact the Society at, or mail cheques payable to the City of Nelson marked as intended for the Civic Theatre to the City at Suite 101, 310 Ward St. Nelson BC V1L 5S4.

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