"Save the Hardacre Theater" Meeting

Location: Hardacre Theater
Tipton, IA 52772 (map)

Contact: Will Valet (hardacrefilmfestival@gmail.com)


The Hardacre Theater Preservation Association (HTPA) will host a town hall–style informational meeting, open to the public, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, at the Hardacre Theater in Tipton. The meeting will offer an open panel discussion to provide an update on steps being taken to save Tipton’s Hardacre Theater and an opportunity for the public to voice questions and concerns regarding the future of the theater.

Currently, the HTPA is awaiting approval of its 501(c)3 tax-exempt status application, in order  to operate as a nonprofit organization. This will help the HTPA apply for grants to supplement donations from the community as it prepares to purchase and renovate the building. Also, 501(c)3 status would give the HTPA the ability to provide tax deductions for donations. Contributors who do not require a tax deduction for their donation are encouraged to donate at any time.

“While the HTPA is made up of a small group of organizers, we’d like to remind residents of Tipton and surrounding areas that this is a community-wide effort and it cannot be done without the support of the community,” said Greg Brown, HTPA president. “Completion of a successful campaign would not only ensure the future of the Hardacre Theater but also a downtown location for all types of performing arts—filmed entertainment and live performances—that would culturally enhance the area for generations to come. The HTPA invites the community to join in on this mission to bring this vision to reality.”

To find out how you can help or to make a commitment to save the Hardacre, please visit the HTPA website: www.thehardacre.org. An online pledge form is available on the website, as well as a printable form that can be mailed to: Hardacre Theater Preservation Association, P.O. Box 344, Tipton, Iowa, 52772.