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Theatre survey results are in

PULASKI — Movies and live music were the top choices of entertainment at Pulaski Theatre, according to a recent survey
The survey was developed by The Friends of the Pulaski Theatre, a group working to restore and reopen the historic theatre. The Town of Pulaski mailed the questionnaires inside citizens’ utility bills.
The purpose of the survey was to determine the public’s choices of entertainment so the group could prioritize its fundraising efforts and determine what remaining equipment to purchase and in what order to purchase it.
Respondents were give a list of five types of entertainment to choose from and were asked to select the two types they would prefer. There also was a place for comments.
A total of 750 questionnaires were returned, including 200 with personal comments. Some of the comments were two full pages long. According to the Friends group, “most were overwhelmingly positive, with many having a nostalgic flavor of the past.”
Choices of entertainment were movies, live plays, live music, singing and other types of live performances.
Thirty-three percent of respondents indicated movies would be a preference, while 26 percent selected live music, 21 percent live plays, 15 percent singing, and five percent chose the “other” category. (See the accompanying pie chart.)
While some of the respondents requested only first-run (just-released) movies, many indicated they would like classic films along with seasonal and theme movies.
The need for activities geared toward youth also was stressed in many of the comments.
“In general, it was noted that entertainment of all types is needed in town” because the nearest performing arts requires a lengthy drive outside Pulaski County,” the group’s summary of the survey states.
The summary goes on to say, “This unexpectedly large number (of responses) shows a high level of interest in reopening the theatre and the types of entertainment it will offer.”

The Friends of the Pulaski Theatre expressed its gratitude to the citizens for their input and to Pulaski’s Finance Department for mailing and collecting the surveys.

Theatre survey results are in

PULASKI — Movies and live music were the top choices of entertainment at Pulaski Theatre, according to a recent survey
The survey was developed by The Friends of the Pulaski Theatre, a group working to restore and reopen the historic theatre. The Town of Pulaski mailed the questionnaires inside citizens’ utility bills.
The purpose of the survey was to determine the public’s choices of entertainment so the group could prioritize its fundraising efforts and determine what remaining equipment to purchase and in what order to purchase it.
Respondents were give a list of five types of entertainment to choose from and were asked to select the two types they would prefer. There also was a place for comments.
A total of 750 questionnaires were returned, including 200 with personal comments. Some of the comments were two full pages long. According to the Friends group, “most were overwhelmingly positive, with many having a nostalgic flavor of the past.”
Choices of entertainment were movies, live plays, live music, singing and other types of live performances.
Thirty-three percent of respondents indicated movies would be a preference, while 26 percent selected live music, 21 percent live plays, 15 percent singing, and five percent chose the “other” category. (See the accompanying pie chart.)
While some of the respondents requested only first-run (just-released) movies, many indicated they would like classic films along with seasonal and theme movies.
The need for activities geared toward youth also was stressed in many of the comments.
“In general, it was noted that entertainment of all types is needed in town” because the nearest performing arts requires a lengthy drive outside Pulaski County,” the group’s summary of the survey states.
The summary goes on to say, “This unexpectedly large number (of responses) shows a high level of interest in reopening the theatre and the types of entertainment it will offer.”

The Friends of the Pulaski Theatre expressed its gratitude to the citizens for their input and to Pulaski’s Finance Department for mailing and collecting the surveys.