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COVID-19 UPDATE - MORE INFO

 

Hello Lincoln Theatre Members and Friends,

COVID-19 Update 10/21/20 - Pardon our numerous updates as the situation changes daily.

SKAGIT COUNTY IS IN PHASE TWO MODIFIED! WHAT DOES THAT MEAN FOR THE LINCOLN? IT MEANS WE CAN REOPEN TO LIMITED CAPACITY!

Your health and safety are our top priorities when you visit the Lincoln. As we closely monitor the daily changes to the response of COVID-19 in Washington State, we will continue to keep you informed about what the Lincoln Theatre Center Foundation is doing to prevent the spread of Coronavirus and to prepare for a safe reopening. Although we will not be able to open for live performance until Phase Four of Washington's Current Phased Approach to reopening, after nearly EIGHT months of being dark, we are returning to the theatre to prepare for a safe reopening. On Sunday and Monday, October 25 & 26, we will open cautiously for our first IN-THEATRE MOVIE EXPERIENCE with MANHATTAN SHORT FILM FESTThe Lincoln's staff have been working hard over the months to ensure we can exceed the guidelines of the Governor's Safe Start Plan and the Skagit County Health Department to ensure we meet all of the requirements for reopening. In keeping with State and Local, and CinemaSafe.org guidelines, theater attendees will be required to maintain a 6 feet social distance between households and to wear facial coverings at all times when not eating and drinking. Online ordering of tickets and concessions will be available as well. We will continue to communicate with the local and state Health Departments, closely monitor our status, and continue to adjust to new guidelines as quickly as possible. As expansion continues, we will proceed cautiously and be ready for possible setbacks or spikes in infection rates, and takes appropriate action.

Our Box Office is now open from noon to 5:00pm Weekdays and Saturdays for a daily Popcorn Pop Up.

Staff is busy continuing the improvement projects we began over seven months ago. We have been working with HKP Architects to design a better flow through our lobby, with our concessions moving to the adjacent space to the south where our box office currently occupies, and expanding our Women's Restroom. Box Office Tickets will be purchased from outside of the theatre, traditional to historic theater practices. Moving concessions out of the lobby will also create additional space to expand our Women's restroom, which can develop long lines at a sold-out show. First draft of HKP renovation plans HERE

With funding from the PPP loan our staff has been working hard on cleaning the Lincoln from top to bottom. Projects already completed include: Carpets cleaned; walls washed; all seat upholstery cleaned; draperies cleaned and hemmed; hardwood floor under and around seats cleaned, sanded, and stained, and stage floor painted. 

Based on mandates from Governor Inslee, and recommendations from the Skagit County Health Department, and our concern for the Health and Safety of our patrons, staff, volunteers, and our community as a whole at this time we are cancelling or rescheduling all live events through the end of the year. Films will begin on October 25 to limited capacity. Latest changes include the rescheduling of the FULL DRAW FILM FESTIVAL to 2021, ENORMOUS: THE GORGE STORY to 2021, FINDING HOME to 2021.  Other rescheduled shows: MARTY STUART (2021), the CHARLIE HUNTER/LUCY WOODWARD TRIO (2021) and GOOD LOVELIES (2022). We are currently talking with MAGICAL STRINGS about making the annual CELTIC YULETIDE CONCERT a virtual event this year.. All tickets purchased for the original show dates will be honored for the new dates. SKAGIT THEATRE CAMP was revamped as a free virtual camp this year. Our18th annual BREWFEST ON THE SKAGIT fundraiser has been reinvented as BREWFEST AROUND THE SKAGIT at local breweries August 3 - 8. TRIVIA NIGHT has been rescheduled as a Virtual Event, date TBD.

The Lincoln Theatre Center Foundation is facing a major financial loss as a result of COVID-19 related postponements and cancellations that could go on for months, and WE NEED YOUR HELPPlease think of your current situation and family first, but if you are able, please consider a tax-deductible gift to help support our mission through these challenging times. The CARES act provides new incentives for charitable giving. The law includes an above-the-line charitable deduction of up to $300 per taxpayer for Eligible Individuals that do Not Itemize. The above-the-line deduction will give nonprofit supporters who normally do not receive tax benefits, incentive to make gifts to their favorite causes this year. For itemizers: 100% of AGI Limit for Cash Contributions to Public and Private Charities! This provision is huge for charitable giving. This year, taxpayers may deduct gifts of cash regardless of whether given to a public charity or private foundation and deduct them up to their contribution base --100% of their adjusted gross income (AGI). Gifts of cash made to public charities are normally limited to 60% of AGI. 

    Please consider making a gift to help support our mission through these challenging times:

    If you have tickets to upcoming shows, please keep them as they will be valid for rescheduled dates. For cancelled shows, our box office will reach out to ticket holders with options including theatre credit good for future performances and refunds.

    • All performances of The Music Man (CANCELLED)
    • Finding Home: A Foster Youth Story (RESCHEDULED for 2021)
    • All upcoming broadcasts of The MET: Live in 2019/20 HD Season (CANCELLED)
    • Marty Stuart and his Fabulous Superlatives April 15 (RESCHEDULED for 2021)
    • Skagit Valley Drag Show - April 18 (RESCHEDULED for next spring)
    • Día del Niño - April 25 (POSTPONED until next spring)
    • Lincoln Theatre's 94th Anniversary Silent Film - April 25 (POSTPONED – New Date Pending)
    • NT Live: Cyrano de Bergerac - April 26 (RESCHEDULED date TBD)
    • Enormous: The Gorge Story - April 28 (RESCHEDULED for 2021)
    • Full Draw Film Tour 2020 - April 29 (RESCHEDULED for 2021)
    • Skagit Jazz Night Night - May 1 (RESCHEDULED for next spring)
    • Good Lovelies - May 2 (RESCHEDULED for January 22 2022)
    • NT Live: The Welkin - June 7 (CANCELLED)
    • Dudestock 2020 - June 27 (NEW DATE PENDING)
    • Skagit Theatre Camp - (RESCDHEDULED as a FREE VIRTUAL CAMP)
    • BrewFest on the Skagit - August 8 (now Brewfest Around the Skagit August 3 - 8)
    • The MET: Live in 2020/21 HD Season (CANCELLED)

    Please consider the following choices for rescheduled or canceled performances:

    • Credit towards a future performance
    • Credit towards a Lincoln Theatre Membership
    • Credit towards a Tax-Deductible Donation
    • A full refund

    THANK YOU in advance for your patience as our staff works to confirm rescheduled shows and inform patrons. Our box office is now open noon - 5:00pm Monday through Saturday.The best way to reach us is via tickets@lincolntheatre.org or at our box office during open hours at 360.336.8955.

    We are closing out all transactions for TAG's production of Music Man. We began Monday, March 16 via email and telephone and have processed over $21,000 in ticket purchases in the last 6 weeks. Thank you to all for your patience and understanding during this process and especailly to the patrons who donated over $2300 of their ticket purchases to Theater Arts Guild!

    Our mission, being a community connected by culture, cannot happen in a vacuum. We're incredibly proud of the place the Lincoln Theatre Center Foundation holds within this community and our first priority will always be the health and safety of our staff, customers, artists, and volunteers.

    Thank you for your ongoing support of the Lincoln.

    Sincerely,

    Roger Gietzen 
    Executive Director, Lincoln Theatre Center Foundation

    Be Safe – Be Kind – Stay Positive!