The Alexander Twilight Theatre is the heart of the Lyndon State College campus and has been a center of entertainment and education not only for the College but for the greater Northeast Kingdom community for over four decades. In its glory years, the Twilight Theatre was the best of its kind from Montreal to Boston and acts headlining in NYC were also seen at Lyndon.
The theatre may not look so worn out at first glance, as the College has tried to keep up with basic repairs. However, the outdated features and fixtures become grossly apparent when the limitations of an aged theatre make the booking of performances, conferences, and outside groups a challenge. What used to be the College's crown jewel has become its handicap. The old girl is in need of an upgrade. Without these upgrades, the College will be limited on how theatre can be used as a full 21st Century facility, which leads to a huge loss in revenue.
The College and the Alumni Council have identified and broken down the campaign into three phases. Phase One of the campaign has been completed and involved the purchase and installation of a state of the art lighting console, all new lighting instruments for our existing circuits, and air conditioning in the lighting booth. The Alumni Council is now in the process of raising an additional $40,000 to complete Phase Two which includes all new dimmers to control the new lighting instruments as well as an architectural control system that will allow remote access to house/practice lights without the assistance of professional staff.
Once our goal of $40,000 is reached for Phase Two, we will take a look at the goals of Phase Three which include the following upgrades for the theatre: new curtains, projector, smart system, and air conditioning for the dimmers.
Take a Seat
You can help us reach our goal of funding Phase Two by purchasing a seat through the “Take a Seat Program.” Through donations of $100 - $750 you can purchase a seat or section of seats in the theatre that will have a plaque with your name (or chosen affinity dedication) affixed to the seat. It will be ‘your’ seat for the next five years, at which point we anticipate the seats will need to be replaced. You can purchase a seat as an individual (John Doe or Mr. and Mrs. Smith), through your company (Business & Business, LLC) or as part of a group (Class of 1995).
Note: If you make a gift over $100, the Alumni Office will be in touch with you for your name plate information.