20131002104817-alger_instaThe Friends of the Alger are committed to transform our 1930s, art deco movie house into a community center to learn about, create and experience art. The Alger will provide an anchor for a thriving neighborhood and commercial corridor.


Garage Sale – REDUX!

Alger customer enjoying her loot.

A young Alger customer enjoying her loot.

The Friends had an encouraging number of visitors and sales for the neighborhood-wide garage sale last Saturday. We still have great finds and fun items like 1960s books and decorations,  ready- to-use file cabinets and a pair of light-up pink flamingos. Therefore, we taking donations and planning for another go round, to be held this Saturday, August 23 from 11 -4pm.

Items donated to the theater for the sale are eligible for a tax deduction and a receipt will be provided upon request. Call Brenda at 313-516-7956 to arrange a time to drop off donated items.



 Film on the Hill Celebrates 5th Season













Film on the Hill Sponsorship

Thanks to the talents of new Alger boardmember, Jeff Wegner, we have a marvelous win-win sponsorship opportunity for local businesses and individuals. For a $500 donation in support of our annual Film on the Hill movie series in Balduck Park, Jeff will create a free 90-second video for the donor.

The video can be posted to a website to promote a product or service or would make a great visual “greeting card” for a special occasion.

Sponsorship videos will be aired at three Film on the Hill events and can be linked to the Alger website. Pair that with a marquee message on the Alger building and you have a dandy marketing package at an unbelievable price.

Check out a few samples of Jeff’s work on YouTube here:

Email friends@algertheater.org for more information or contact Jeff directly at  989-274-3896. Please note the deadline for this offer is June 1, 2014.


Crowd-funding Campaign Success!

The Alger Theater has a BIG goal for 2014. To raise enough money to make necessary safety improvements to the theater and temporarily open the theater for events BY THIS SUMMER!!!

How much money? $60K.

How are we going to do that?

Here is the plan: $45,000 from major donor gifts (we have $15,000 promised to date) and mini-fundraisers ($1900 raised from our Lily’s Seafood fundraiser) with more events to come.

Thanks – huge thanks – to our friends, families and neighbors for supporting a $5000 crowd-funding campaign (we raised $6216- 120% of our goal – through Indiegogo).


Other plans in the works are a pub-crawl, some door-to-door canvassing, a music and/or spoken word fundraiser…bottom line, more fun to follow as we reach that big goal!

Much love,

The Alger