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The State Theatre closes in Culpeper

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Posted at 1:43 PM, Sep 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-14 13:43:31-04

CULPEPR COUNTY, Va. — The State Theatre Foundation Board of Directors announced Wednesday that the Culpeper theater is closed until further notice.

Refunds are available to people who bought tickets to now cancelled events.

“We had hoped that with the changes in staffing, our new direction of diverse programming, and our community partnerships and educational outreach that we would be able to create renewed interest for the community and the region to provide the contributed income necessary to sustain operations. Unfortunately, while we saw a trend of positive results, we fell short of our fundraising goals to keep us moving forward,” the board wrote in a statement posted online.

The board of directors thanked the theater’s Executive Director Steven Barker, theater staff, and volunteers for their hard work.

“In the coming months, the State Theatre Foundation Board of Directors will take the appropriate steps to decide how to move forward,” the statement continued. “We promise to diligently work to decide the best course of action for the facility, the foundation, and the community.”