From our Director of Development
Join us now and BE THE LIGHT!
To ensure our community’s safety during the rising public health threat of COVID-19, we had to make the difficult decision to temporarily close our doors on March 12, 2020. This type of a shutdown is very difficult for nonprofit organizations like us, and we are so grateful that you are considering stepping up to help us.
Everywhere you turn, the world seems to be full of darkness right now. But every once in a while you see a glimmer of hope and light through neighbors helping neighbors and small business owners pivoting to help the community in different ways.
Thank you for being this bright light and supporting our majestic movie palace Tampa Theatre during these very challenging times. Your support is so important to us!
Our marquee has shone brightly for the last 94 years, lighting up the heart of Tampa. With your help, we know that Tampa Theatre will be able to survive this pandemic just like we survived the Great Depression, World War II… and all seven Police Academy movies.
Like you, we continue to take our cues from public health officials, and are hopeful that we will be able to welcome our friends and neighbors again soon to serve our community that we love so dearly.
In your service,
Director of Development
P.S. Feel free to reach out to me directly with any questions. I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 813-274-8680.
*NEW* Charitable Giving Tax Deduction
All donations are 100% tax deductible, and you’ll receive a receipt immediately. In 2020, non-itemizers are allowed an above-the-line tax deduction for up to $300 in charitable donations made in 2020.
As one of the most aggressively scheduled historic theaters in the nation, Tampa Theatre hosts more than 600 show times each year. This past year, 100,000 patrons attended Theatre programs, and 20,000 of those were school children – many of whom were experiencing the grandeur of Tampa’s majestic movie palace for the first time.
But as successful as our box office is, earned income still only generates about 60% of our operating budget. The Theatre’s continued success would not be possible without the generosity of individuals who recognize its value to our community. We are genuinely grateful for your support.
Corporate opportunities are available for year-round support of Tampa Theatre’s efforts, for specific programs and initiatives, and for sponsorship of the Theatre’s signature annual fundraising events.
Partnering with Tampa Theatre helps support our goals for programming and maintenance of our historic building, and establishes your association with a symbol of stability, community and time-honored tradition in the Tampa Bay area. In addition, your investment yields a range of marketing benefits, and packages can be tailored to fit your company’s specific needs.
Leave A Legacy
Since 1926, Tampa’s majestic movie palace has been the crown jewel of the city’s cultural arts landscape, thriving on the support of the community it serves. Now, in the Theatre’s 94th year, we rely more than ever on the generosity of people who consider the Theatre to be an essential part of their lives and an important anchor institution in the community. By remembering Tampa Theatre in your estate planning, you can elect to become a member of the Marquee Society, a recognition society for donors who have made provision for Tampa Theatre’s future.
The Marquee Society members are forward-thinking donors who are being recognized for ensuring Tampa Theatre’s bright future through their planned gifts.
Restoration & Seat Campaign
In planning a comprehensive restoration of Tampa Theatre, the Board of Directors has identified the 94-year-old movie palace’s most critical needs that will protect the building and improve your comfort and experience. The total cost to fully restore the Theatre is estimated to be $12 million, with $6 million identified as urgently needed improvements. We completed our $6 million phase-one goal, which addressed critical infrastructure projects, reseated the auditorium and completed the first stages of decorative restoration in 2017, but you can still contribute to our “Cush Your Tush” seat sponsorship program.