Following the weekend graffiti attack at the Fox Tucson Theatre, the Tucson community has quickly come together to respond to the damage done to the theatre. Most notably, Priority One Commercial and Residential services has stepped up to provide complete restoration of the areas which were defaced with graffiti, including the front entrance doors. This was one of many offers to help the Fox get the theatre’s entrance back into pristine condition as soon as possible.
Fox Foundation Executive Director, Craig Sumberg said “The response from many in the community who wish to protect and preserve this beautiful historic theatre has been overwhelming. We are so grateful for those who have offered their donations of time and money to help restore the front entryway. To those who have asked ‘what can we do,’ we did want to let the community know that we are currently raising funds for installation of a security camera system in the front of the theatre to deter such attacks in the future.”
To that end, a special donation link has been added to the website at www.foxtucson.com (persons donating $75 or more will receive a one year membership to the Fox Theater).
Additionally, the Fox Theatre will present a FREE live music program on Saturday, May 9th, (as part of Downtown Tucson’s 2nd Saturday) dedicated to “preserving and protecting the Crown Jewel of Downtown.” Donations for the restoration/camera fund will be accepted at the door.
The Tucson Police Department is looking into area security cameras that may have caught the vandals approaching the theatre. Anyone with any leads should call 911.