Sunday, December 21, 2008

Final Countdown?


Final Countdown?, originally uploaded by dpower1.


Ioka future unclear: The Ioka Theater, an Exeter landmark, will close its doors after a final showing of the Nutcracker on Dec. 24, at 7 p.m. An open house and celebration of the theater will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 23, at 7 p.m. with a showing of "Miracle on 34th Street." President Roger Detzler said the future of the theater is unknown. He said he hopes an entity will come forward with a goal of continuing the theater as an arts venue by the end of January.

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NOV 28-DEC 2O AND 24 | 'THE NUTCRACKER' THE FILM, showing Saturdays at 2 p.m. Nov. 28 through Dec. 20 with special Christmas Eve presentation at 7 p.m., $15, possibly last chance to see a film at the Ioka, Water Street, Exeter, www.iokatheater.com.

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Facebook group forms to support saving Exeter's Ioka Theater

A group has come together on the Internet to save a precious Exeter landmark, the Ioka Theater.

A Facebook group spearheaded by Selectman Joe Pace was started to examine ways of saving the Ioka, which recently announced its closing on Dec. 24 after 93 years. What began with a few friends has grown to 300 since late last week.

"On Friday (Nov. 28), I sort of said it would be a shame for the Ioka to go away and become vacant or turn into apartments," Pace said. "It's such a historic landmark and an integral piece of the downtown. It would be a shame. So I started to reach out to friends of mine using the outstanding technology of online networking and this conversation started taking off." (More...)

On Facebook. Join the group.

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