A quarter of a million and counting

MANISTEE — Rewarded for her loyal patronage, classic movie aficionado Sandy Saylor didn’t let a little snow stop her from

Sandy Saylor (left) accepts her one-year Vogue Premium Membership and a 2018 popcorn bucket from Vogue Theatre manager Jim Snoeyink. Saylor was purchased the 250,000 ticket from the theater on Wednesday. (Courtesy photo)

Sandy Saylor (left) accepts her one-year Vogue Premium Membership and a 2018 popcorn bucket from Vogue Theatre manager Jim Snoeyink. Saylor was purchased the 250,000 ticket from the theater on Wednesday. (Courtesy photo)

enjoying classic cinema during the “Always Great. Always $2” Wednesday Morning Classic show last week.

At 9:48 a.m. on April 4, Saylor bought the 250,000th ticket since the Vogue Theatre reopened its doors in December 2013.

“We knew it was going to happen sometime this morning,” said theatre manager Jim Snoeyink, “and it couldn’t have happened to a more loyal patron. Sandy loves classic cinema, especially musicals, and it was great to see this milestone reached for the Vogue Theatre.”

Saylor will enjoy free movies all year every first Thursday of the month as part of a Premium Membership marking her honorary moment in the Vogue’s revitalized history. After a nearly record breaking February, and close to 2,500 people attending free movies over spring break recently, Snoeyink felt confident that the Vogue would stay on course to meet its 58,200 patron mark per year again this year.

“Our community based, mission driven cinema helped bring these 50,000 people to downtown to Manistee again this year, and we couldn’t be more proud of what our volunteers do here day in and day out at the Vogue Theatre,” he said.

 

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