RAISE * RECOVER * REALIZE

Help us revitalize this beautiful theater!

Let her show movies and live performances again!

What is the Niagara Post Theater?

This theater was built in 1931 by the United States Government as a place for the soldiers and families of Fort Niagara to enjoy movies, this theater was known as “The Post Theater” …

What is the Restoration Project?

Our goal is to completely refurbish the closed US military post theater at Fort Niagara State Park.  This work will be a catalyst to revitalize the other nearby historic Fort Niagara State Park buildings, with the goal of re-creating the area as a destination for ART, HERITAGE and ECOTOURISM

What is the plan?

Our restoration plan is based on the spectacularly successful restoration of the old Post Theater on Tybee Island, Georgia

Where is the Niagara Post Theater?

Nestled conveniently in the center of beautiful Fort Niagara State Park, the Niagara Post Theater in historic Youngstown, NY, the Niagara Post Theater is ready to serve its community and the Niagara Region once again!

How can I help?

Click here to securely give whatever you are able, to help restore this historic 1931 Army Post Theater!  Its opening will have a significant positive economic impact to the area, and will be a catalyst to restore other historic buildings in Fort Niagara State Park – a park that sees 750,000 visitors per year.

Whether you are in a position to financially support or not, this will be YOUR theater and we are calling for volunteers to help before, during, and after the revitalization that will bring the Niagara Post Theater BACK TO LIFE! Just let us know how you would like to volunteer and when you’re available. Thanks!

Join the conversation on our Facebook page, and help SPREAD THE WORD!  You never know what sharing can produce. It may reach someone or some organization in a position to really help.  Get involved!

Our Dedicated Board of Directors

OFFICERS

David G. Graf (President)
Retired – Process Engineer: Dupont, Union Carbide, Eveready, IBM
Supporter of and lighting/scenery technician for Children’s theater

Raymond T. O’Keefe (Vice President)
Retired – Entrepreneur: Service CORE Inc.
Local musician encouraging local talent development; Founding Board member Niagara Aerospace Museum and National Huey Helicopter Museums

Thomas E. Schofield (Secretary)
Senior Counsel – Magavern Magavern Grimm LLP
Serves on and legal advisor for numerous not-for-profit organizations; theater enthusiast

Claudia Tower Andres (Treasurer)
Teacher and Choral Director – Wilson High School
Serves on numerous local councils and boards; theater advocate; director and producer of musicals

DIRECTORS

Thomas B. Burrows
Theater General or Executive Manager – Yale School of Drama, Shaw Festival, O’Keefe Center, Hamilton Place, University of Buffalo Center for the Arts
Serves on extensive range of diverse Arts related Boards and Committees; honored with awards

Elizabeth Cardamore
Director of Communication & Development – Empower
Active in her three children’s personal development, advocating for Children’s theater

Susan Geissler
Award-winning World–renowned Sculptor/Artist – SusanGeissler.com
Narrative Sculptor of Bronze monuments – “Freedom Crossing”, “Tuscarora Heroes”, “Lock Tenders Tribute”
Believes in offering beauty, delight and culture to the area, its visitors, and community

Jane Price “Miss Jane”
Administration – Promotions & Artist Relations Coordinator. Past coordinator at Universal Studios Orlando & Hardrock Corporation in Orlando, FL

Wesley Krantz
Theater professional – Designer, producer, director, stage technician
Heavily involved in all aspects of live performance and theater

Aaron Dey
Entrepreneur and musician; President – Emerge USA & Canada
Board member: Old Fort Niagara Association, Aquarium of Niagara, Niagara Discovery Shuttle

Larry A. Elia
Co-owner – Sevenson Environmental Service, Inc.
Board member: Aquarium of Niagara Falls, Kavinoky Theater

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