07.23.08

Columbia Theatre has a new look!

When you log on to columbiatheatre.org, you won't just see the exciting upcoming seasons of Fanfare and the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts. You'll also discover a whole new Web site.
 
The online home of Southeastern's 23-year-old October arts festival and its downtown Hammond performing arts complex has undergone a complete redesign. "The new site boasts an elegant new look and many new interactive features, all created to better serve patrons," said Fanfare/Columbia Director Donna Gay Anderson.
 
"Online visitors will still find the detailed calendars and performance descriptions and online ticket purchasing options that the old site offered, but they will also be able to sign up for e-mail updates, request a brochure, or download a season ticket order form," said Columbia Marketing Director Michelle Biggs, who worked with the Baton Rouge graphic design firm Covalent Logic to create the new site. She said the new columbiatheatre.org also makes it easier for patrons to donate to Fanfare or learn about sponsorship opportunities. And, with a click or two, local schools can make reservations for Education Outreach school performances.
 
The website has a complete history of the Columbia, built as a movie house 80 years ago, then rescued, restored and reopened by Southeastern and community partners in 2002. It also includes information and forms on facility usage and rental of the Columbia Conference Center.
 
"The new website will really allow us to strengthen the connection we have with our patrons," said Biggs. "At any time they will be able to log on and view upcoming event information, purchase tickets, or make a donation. And coupled with our monthly e-mail newsletters and other marketing and publicity efforts, the community will always be informed about the great events happening at the Columbia."

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