Organized Oct. 27, 1955 following the destruction of the Rustic Theater.
Fall 1955 - Through cooperation with DeLia Construction Co. it is decided to set up a corporate financial structure of $100,000 with shares being offered to the general public at $10. a share. In a rather short period of time, more than $92,000. is subscribed.
November 16, 1955 - Directors purchase from Adirondack Properties, Inc. for $2,000. the land upon which the Theater is to be erected.
March 31, 1956 - The Directors purchase from Adirondack Properties, Inc. the parcel of land adjacent to the Theatre on the north. The price paid is $7,000.
Spring of 1956 - The construction of the steel fabricated building is started. It will have seating capacity for 1,070. The cost of erection, grading, black top, seats and equipment is $117,433,84.
June 1956 - The Theatre building is completed and ready for occupancy.
- The first season
the 1956 season, the following plays and
musicals are presented:
1956 the Corporation ends up with a nominal
*This information was gathered by Gail Cramer, Historian of the Town of Northampton