Mission: The Grand is an iconic art deco theater in Downeast, Maine that fosters social interaction and growth in artists and audiences through the arts, entertainment, and education.
Target demographics: arts in the community.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 0ver 1,000 students and almost 30,000 patrons of the arts.
Geographic areas served: Maine
Programs: High definition digital broadcasts of the metropolitan opera and london's national theatre that are recognized for exceptional quality and significance. On screen films of independent and world cinema offerings.
live performance and theatrical productions - cultural programs featuring high quality performance art on a regular basis. Offerings include a diverse mix of music, comedy, dance, theater, musicals and other stage presentations.
arts education and performing arts for children - partnering with maine schools and home-schooled youth to provide cultural education through a series of high quality performing arts events. Summer theater camp provides theatrical training for youth and an opportunity for children to stage a live production for an audience. Educational workshops in the performing arts are held throughout the year.
Offers a wide variety of programming, including a discerning selection of films, both new and old (especially love to see older, classic films on the big screen), at convenient times. (We'll go out to a 7:30pm movie. A 9 or 10pm movie? Forget it.) Plus reasonable prices for both events and refreshments.