Silco Theater Renovations
Help bring movies back to Downtown!
MainStreet needs your help to bring movies back to Downtown Silver City. Showing movies at the Silco Theater is the first step in the creation of a Theater District in Historic Downtown that will include multiple movie screens, performance space and venues for live theater. With a Theater District, Downtown Silver City will become a viable location for film festivals and other events that require multiple venues.
MainSteet is working on the completion of the purchase of the Silco Theater. Once the theater is purchased the renovations will begin. Architectural drawings and building plans are being developed and the renovations must be completed before movies can be shown. MainStreet does not yet have an estimate of what the total renovation costs will be.
MainStreet does have an estimate on the cost of the digital projection and sound equipment that will be installed and the cost is $65,000. In March MainStreet received $50,000 for partial funding for the equipment needed to show movies in the theater from Freeport McMoRan Copper and Gold.
An additional portion of the renovation project is the recreation of the Silco Theater Marquee. The anticipated cost for the theater marquee is about $10,000. The marquee is an important aspect of the project because the marquee will add visibility to the theater.
If you can make a donation to this important community project, please send your tax deductible contribution to Silver City MainStreet, PO Box 4068, Silver City, NM 88062.