Hello Lincoln Theatre Members and Friends,
COVID-19 Update 5/15/2020 - Pardon our numerous updates as the situation changes daily.
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 until Phase Three of Washington's Phased Approach to reopening, after two months of work from home, we are beginning to return to the theatre to prepare for a safe reopening. Staff is busy continuing the improvement projects we began over two 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. 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 restrooms, which can develop long lines at a sold-out show.
Based on mandates from Governor Inslee, 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 events through June 30. BREWFEST ON THE SKAGIT our annual fundraiser, has been cancelled.
We are still making daily changes to our calendar of events. Latest changes include the rescheduling of the FULL DRAW FILM FESTIVAL to August 13, ENORMOUS: THE GORGE STORY to August 12, FINDING HOME to September 30, and the CHARLIE HUNTER/LUCY WOODWARD TRIO to December 5. All tickets purchased for the original show dates will be honored for the new dates.
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 HELP. Please 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 September 30)
- All upcoming broadcasts of The MET: Live in HD Season (CANCELLED)
- Marty Stuart and his Fabulous Superlatives April 15 (RESCHEDULED for October 16)
- 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 (POSTPONED – New Date Pending)
- Enormous: The Gorge Story - April 28 (RESCHEDULED for August 13)
- Full Draw Film Tour 2020 - April 29 (RESCHEDULED for August 12)
- Skagit Jazz Night Night - May 1 (RESCHEDULED for next spring)
- Good Lovelies - May 2 (RESCHEDULED for January 23 2020)
- NT Live: The Welkin - June 7 (CANCELLED)
- Dudestock 2020 - June 27 (RESCHEDULED FOR AUGUST 15)
- BrewFest on the Skagit - August 8 (CANCELLED - ALTHOUGH MAY BE RESURRECTED IN A VIRTUAL FORMAT)
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. Please hold off on calling our box office through May 30 to give us time to contact patrons in show calendar order. Our box office staff are working remotely and answering emails/voicemails as soon as possible. The best way to reach us is via firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 $1800 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.
Executive Director, Lincoln Theatre Center Foundation
Be Safe – Be Kind – Stay Positive!