Historic Hippodrome-Colony Theatre Renamed Peoples Bank Theatre
By Peoples Bancorp | Published by heraldonline.com
February 27, 2013
“The Hippodrome-Colony Historical Theatre Association (“Association”) and Peoples Bank, National Association (“Peoples Bank”) announced today it will rename the Colony Theatre the Peoples Bank Theatre in recognition of a generous $250,000 donation by the bank.
The donation is the largest corporate gift given to the theatre. The funds will be used to help sustain the theatre and will play a role in accelerating the restoration construction timeline.
“We are excited and pleased to have Peoples Bank come in with such a generous gift,” said Hunt Brawley, Hippodrome-Colony Historical Theatre Association director of development. “Our partnership reaches back to the very first production at the theatre in 1919 when the bank served as the lead sponsor. It is very fitting that the theatre will carry its name.” ..” (read the entire news release here.)