There is no doubt that the arts have been financially hurt by the coronavirus pandemic. Many theaters have been closed for nearly a full year. Now they are trying to get creative to save their venues and the arts in their cities. Glens Falls has come up with a unique way to save their beloved theater and they hope it works. According to News Channel 13, one of the most important venues in downtown Glens Falls is the Charles R. Wood Theater, which is in danger of closing its doors so they have a unique plan to try and save it.  It has been a part of the fabric of the city for sixteen years. It holds nearly three hundred and hosts Broadway-like shows year-round.

When the pandemic first hit, the Charles R. Wood Theater closed its doors. This was back in February of 2020 and they thought it would only last a couple of weeks. Now that it is almost a full year, they are hoping to reopen in the fall but they need to raise money.

They have been creative because they can't sell tickets to shows. They have held crafts for the kids but they need that revenue from ticket sales. Now they came up with the "Fill Our Seats" campaign. Everyone who donates to the Charles R. Wood Theater will get their name added to a display in the theater window. The goal is to raise one hundred thousand dollars so they can raise the curtain in the fall.

It looks as if they won't be able to get assistance from the government's "Save Our Stages" program because they don't produce content and just a theater house. These donations are an important part so that the Charles R. Wood Theater can reopen.

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