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Chattanooga Theatre Centre facing closure

Source: Times Free Press Source: Times Free Press

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) - The executive director of the Chattanooga Theatre Centre says it could close if $90,000 isn't raised by this fall.

The Chattanooga Times Free Press (http://bit.ly/17UhZMB) reports George Quick took to the Internet and social media to express the need for funds.

He says the theater has a $250,000 line of credit it uses when "cash flow is tight and we are there."

The theater is in a financial crisis mainly because of cuts in funding from the Tennessee Arts Commission, which has decreased its contributions to the theater by 25%, and a 47% reduction in funding from ArtsBuild, formerly Allied Arts of Greater Chattanooga.

 

Information from: Chattanooga Times Free Press, http://www.timesfreepress.com

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