MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A popular Minneapolis theater is seeking the public’s help to stay in business.
The Southern Theater, located at 1420 Washington Ave. S. in Minneapolis, needs $400,000 by April 30 or it faces the possibility of closing its doors.READ MORE: COVID In Minnesota: UK Variant Outbreak Linked To Youth Sports In Carver County, Officials Recommend 2-Week Pause
Tough economic times over the past few years has put the theater in a financial “state of emergency.” In a public-letter to theater-goers on the company’s web site, the theater pleads for financial support from its friends and patrons.READ MORE: More Than 1 Million Wisconsin Residents Have Been Vaccinated
The theater has made several changes over the past few months, but the company says it can only move forward with plans if it receives financial assistance. The theater has gone “green” to meet desired ecological standards and is trying to revive with Washington Ave. corridor between downtown Minneapolis and the University of Minnesota.
The Southern Theater has been in existence for 100 years, but they say it won’t last much longer without the public’s help.MORE NEWS: Faces Of COVID: Daryl Kruger, 82, Loved His Grandkids And The MN Twins
Click here to find out how to donate or call their box office at (612) 340-1725.