In 1998 a group of Merced residents formed the Merced Theatre Foundation, Inc., with the goal of restoring the Theatre to its former glory as a showplace for motion pictures and live performances.
The mission of the Foundation is to:
"Restore the historic landmark Merced Theatre as a self-supporting center for arts,entertainment, and civic events for Merced and the Central Valley."
The not-for-proft Foundation and the City of Merced have worked with historic preservation experts to guide the restoration of the Theatre.
The Merced Theatre Foundation's goal was to complete Phase One and Phase Two prior to the Diamond Jubilee Gala celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the Theatre in October 2006.
This goal wa
Current makeup of the Merced Theatre Foundation Executive Board:
Dan Holmes , Chair
Grey Roberts, Treasurer
Craig Scott, Vice Chair
Board of Directors: Lee Andersen, Judi Arthur,Kathleen Crookham, Jim Cunningham, Bill Foster, Tom Frazier, Skip George, Doris Gonella, Vince Griffiths, Art Kamangar, Neil Morse, Wendell Olson, L. Carmen Ramirez, Lorraine Murphy Wenrich
Merced Theatre Foundation Manager: Andrea Stoddard
Merced Theatre Foundation
P.O. Box 716
Merced, CA 95341