MHCA Announces... A New Home and 17th Season
Dear members, patrons, and visitors,
Last summer, in the midst of recovering and rebuilding, an opportunity presented itself for the third time to the organization, that of owning its own space. After some time spent on due diligence and discovery, and carefully assessing that the space was suitable for its future purpose, MHCA, in late August, purchased Mountain Park Cinema at 4 Mountain Park Plaza, Dover, Vermont.
The space is temporarily closed awaiting the production, delivery, and installation of a digital projector, which is needed to open the main theatre. When the main theatre (seating 182) reopens, in late summer, early fall, it will offer state of the art projection and an upgraded sound system. The theatre will operate for cinematic presentation during this coming fall and winter.
The vision, however, is to transform the present three-theatre cinema complex into an arts center, complete with a stage, seating for 250 – 274 on a flat floor with risers and raked balcony, and a performer support area with storage. The renovation will result in approximately 4000 square feet of flat space, including the stage, for exhibits, dances, etc., and MHCA will once again be able to present the plays, concerts, and artistic exhibits, as it has in the past, and now with the addition of cinema.
With your help, grants, and loans, this vision will blossom from dream to reality.
Until this conversion, MHCA will continue to present concert and theatre events in suitable venues throughout the valley, during the summer and fall mostly, and movies in its new home throughout the year.
As always, your patronage and support is highly valued.
The Board of MHCA
P.S. To satisfy a lease promise, the organization is temporarily using the acronym of our legal name. This will change shortly. But, you know who we are... we're the same 501 (c) (3) that has brought you productions that hopefully made you laugh, applaud, scream with joy, reprise your youth, or just smile... for the past 16 years.