Woodlawn Theatre Kicks off the Big Give SA by Returning to its Roots: Film

The Woodlawn Theatre will kick off its second year of participating in the The Big Give S.A. 2015 by celebrating its roots and screening a movie. Now the home of live Broadway-style productions, the Woodlawn first opened its doors as a movie theatre and was the venue for the premiere of John Wayne's classic movie "The Alamo."

The Woodlawn Theatre has set a fundraising goal of $20,000 for May 5. The money will be used to support theatre operations and help continue to produce quality musical productions as well as support the fast-growing Woodlawn Academy for the Performing Arts, which serves children ages 5-17.

From midnight to 2 a.m. on Tuesday, May 5, the Woodlawn will screen a film chosen by fans who have voted on the theatre's Facebook page. The movie will be free, but guests are encouraged to make a $10 (or more) online donation to Woodlawn via The Big Give for admission.

Donation station: The Woodlawn Theatre will also have "donuts for donors" event at the theatre from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. People can drive by the theatre to pick up coffee and donuts before going to work. An evening of live entertainment begins from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. with an Open Mic time and then from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. with Broadway Nights Extravaganza. A line-up of popular San Antonio entertainers has been slated for the Broadway Nights Extravaganza. Participants and guests of both events are invited to make online donations to support the theatre.

For information, please contact the Woodlawn Theatre at 210-267-8388 or visit the website at www.woodlawntheatre.org.

The Woodlawn Theatre is San Antonio’s historic local theatre, located in the heart of the Deco District at 1920 Fredericksburg Road, just south of Hildebrand. Free parking with security patrol is available.