Nonprofits in need ask for support on Roanoke Valley’s biggest day of giving
ROANOKE, Va. – The clock is ticking on the biggest day of giving in the Roanoke Valley. Wednesday is Roanoke Valley Gives Day, supporting more than 140 local non-profits. AdIt’s a similar storyline for many of the non-profits participating in Roanoke Valley Gives Day, especially those trying to serve an increased need. Feeding Southwest Virginia has been a lifeline for more people than ever over the past year. AdThe goal for Roanoke Valley Gives Day is to raise $900,000.
Grandin Theatre showing classic movies to kick off its partial reopening
ROANOKE, Va The historic Grandin Theatre plans to partially reopen on Friday after being closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Ronaoke theater will start its Big Screen Classics Series featuring movies like Jaws and Jurassic Park. Grandin Theatre Big Screen Classic Series We are excited to share that we will feature four films in July, every... Posted by The Grandin Theatre on Monday, July 6, 2020Movie watchers will have a checkerboard, socially-distanced theater of seats to choose from, and will be encouraged to socially distance. Only 80-90 tickets will be sold for each showing. Were the last community theater in the region, so to give our patrons the opportunity to come in and buy a ticket and buy some concessions is something that we all look forward to, said Grandin Theatre Executive Director Ian Fortier.
West End Walk connects kids with Roanoke law enforcement, resources
ROANOKE, Va – Children from the West End Center for Youth got the chance to connect with local law enforcement Tuesday. The West End Walk started in 2016 as a partnership between the Grandin Theatre and the West End Center in hopes of introducing children at the center to resources in their community and connect the two neighborhoods. “Exposing kids to new opportunities is just really important to use and something we value,” West End Center for Youth executive director Amanda Nastiuk said. Run About Sports provides the children with shoes for the one mile walk from the center to the theater. “We’re really a place where kids can come and build resilience so that kids can be successful in the future,” Nastiuk said.
Roanoke’s Grandin Theatre will remain closed for the foreseeable future
ROANOKE, Va – Even though many national movie chains have announced plans to reopen, Roanoke’s Grandin Theatre will be keeping its doors shut. Phase 3 allows cinemas to open at 50% capacity starting July 1. The president of the Grandin Theatre Foundation Board said they want to make sure everyone can stay safe before allowing movie lovers back inside. While the theater remains closed, there are a variety of ways people can still help. Some of these options include:
Grandin Theatre to remain closed until further notice, citing coronavirus concerns
ROANOKE, Va. While movie theaters are expected to be allowed to reopen in Phase 3, dont expect to catch a movie at Roanokes Grandin Theatre anytime soon. The theatre announced on Monday in a Facebook post that it will be closed until further notice. 10 News reached out to the theatre for further clarification and was told, to keep our patrons and staff safe the Grandin Theatre Board of Directors have decided to push back our re-opening date until further notice.While no date for Virginia entering Phase 3 has been announced, the majority of Virginia has been in Phase 2 since June 5. As for the question of when will the Grandin Theatre reopen, here more of what 10 News was told:We will reassess the pandemic situation and its implications on the Roanoke Region and decide to either re-open or extend our self-closure based on revised data and other community organization reporting.In its Facebook post, the theatre listed a variety of ways people can still help the theatre while it remains closed.
Grandin Theatre kicks off quarantine song contest
ROANOKE, Va. The Grandin Theatre wants to hear what youve been singing while at home. Call it a quarantine contest. The local staple is asking the public to send in their best stay-at-home song. There are two categories: Best Original Quarantine Song and Best Adapted Quarantine Song.A winner and runner up will be chosen for each category. The winners will get a prize pack including six movie passes to the Grandin Theatre.
Grandin Theatre raises close to $200,000 to replace all seats
ROANOKE, Va. – A major milestone for an historic local landmark, as the Grandin Theatre has raised enough money for all new seats. The more than 60-year-old seats were refurbished back in 2001, but never replaced. Since a fundraising campaign launched in July, hundreds of people have pitched in to raise close to $200,000 to get new seats. Now they have enough money for the main theater too. The new seats will be installed in the main theater towards the end of February.
Roanoke's Big Lick Comic Con, happening this weekend, becoming destination event
ROANOKE, Va. - Roanoke's Berglund Center will overflow with superheroes, video game characters and even some TV and movie costumes so good you'll do a double take at the Big Lick Comic Con happening this weekend. The Grandin is a sponsor of Big Lick Comic Con, the fifth con is slated for this weekend. JD Sutphin of Big Lick Entertainment makes it happen and has been excited by the growth. Big Lick Comic Con has carved out a niche matching people with the right amount of entertainment and excitement at the right price. Tickets are still available for Big Lick Comic Con and kids under 10 years old are free.
Grandin Theatre launches campaign to get new seats
ROANOKE, Va. - The Grandin Theatre is looking to make a major upgrade and needs your help. The theatre is looking to replace all of its seats as it continues making upgrades. People can either buy a single new seat for the theatre or a row of seats. If you'd like a piece of the theatre, Grandin is selling individual seats in good condition for $100 and a row of old seats (10) for $500. Click here to buy seats.