Community-supported screen & stage
Indian Lake, Hamilton County, New York
ON MARCH 6TH, 2008, a local community organization purchased Indian Lake's 250-seat Lake Theater, capping off a twelve-week, round-the-clock effort that saw nearly 500 people help to raise $160,000.
The theater, shuttered since late 2006, was transformed into a nonprofit, multipurpose community center—a space for new and classic films, in addition to theater, concerts, and other special events.
Thanks to the untiring efforts of volunteers, a small, full-time staff, and organizations like the Adirondack Foundation, the Indian Lake Theater continues to fulfill this mission and remains as an essential element of Indian Lake's Main Street.