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Sayre Theatre 100th Birthday

Sayre Theatre 100th Birthday

Plans are shaping up for the Sayre Theatre's 100th Birthday Celebration. The culminating events will take place on December 31, 2014 and January 1, 2015 at the Theatre.

Sayre Theatre 100th Birthday Event Taking Shape

For Immediate Relase  October 27, 2014

Sayre Theatre 100th birthday event taking shape

Plans for the Sayre Theatre's 100th anniversary are taking shape! The Centennial Committee is pleased to announce that the New Year's Eve culminating event now has an official name: Celebrating a Century of Memories through Film & Stage. The Committee chose the name from entries submitted through a naming contest. Mike Henrich of Sayre had the winning submission.

The Theatre, built in 1914, opened officially on New Year's Day in 1915. To commemorate that event, the Centennial Committee will host a December 31, 2014 event with fun and activities leading into New Year's Day 2015. The formal event on the 31st will include a Commemorative Program, catered light buffet food, wine, soft drinks, a brief program, live entertainment featuring Justin Shaw & Friends, and a champagne/sparkling soda toast at midnight with the singing of Auld Lang Syne and lighting of the official Sayre Theatre birthday cake candle. Tickets for the evening's festivities are $25 and will be available soon through the Bradford County Regional Arts Council Office and at the Sayre Theatre. Proceeds from the evening will benefit the Sayre Theatre marquee fund.

On New Year's Day, a special matinee for children concludes the celebration year with a free showing of "The Lion King," along with special children's activities.

Sayre Theatre Commemorative Soda Bottles and Christmas Ornaments are also still available at the Sayre Theatre. The soda is available in Orange, Black Cherry, Root Beer, and Raspberry Lime Rickey, and comes in a vintage-style bottle with a Sayre Theatre Commemorative label. The Soda can be purchased by the bottle ($2.50 per bottle) or by the case ($50 per case; 24 bottles to a case; can be mixed flavors). The commemorative gold-tone ornaments featuring a picture of the Sayre Theatre are $10.

All proceeds from the soda and ornament sales benefit the Sayre Theatre's Centennial: Celebrating a Century of Memories through Film & Stage. The Celebration activities are sponsored, in part by the Sayre American Legion and the Sayre VFW.

The Sayre Theatre is one of three historic theatres owned and operated by the Bradford County Regional Arts Council (BCRAC).  The BCRAC, established in 1976, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to building and supporting a thriving regional arts community by advocating for the Arts, cultivation quality arts programming and preserving Bradford County's historic theatres as venues for performances, community events, and movies. For more information, visit BCRAC online at or

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