Palace Theatres to Participate in #WeMakeEvents Red Alert Day of Action
On September 1, The Palace Theatres of Manchester, N.H., will light their venues red as part of The Red Alert Day of Action.
The Red Alert Day of Action is organized by #WeMakeEvents, #RedAlertRestart and #ExtendPUA. These movements aim to raise public awareness that the live events industry is on red alert for its survival and to create congressional pressure to act now.
The movement’s participants are imploring the U.S. Congress to quickly pass the RESTART Act (S.3814). This act offers economic relief to the live events industry and the millions within the industry who have been out of work. Additionally, the movement supports ExtendPUA.org in their efforts to continue the Pandemic Unemployment Act, which provides relief to those without work due to COVID-19. An estimated 12 million people in the live events industry (96%) are currently unemployed, furloughed or have lost up to 90% of their income.
This September 1st event follows the #WeMakeEvents Red Alert Day of Action in the United Kingdom held on August 11, 2020, where over 700 buildings were lit in red across the nation.
“COVID-19 has shut down the entertainment industry from top to bottom,” said Palace Theatres CEO and President, Peter Ramsey. “This event allows us to honor the venues that remain closed at this time. We hope our community will take a moment to understand the impact of COVID-19 on our industry.”
Both the Palace Theatre and the Rex Theatre will be lit in red.
The nationwide event will take place on Tuesday, September 1, from 9 p.m. to 12 a.m.
For more information about the event and ways to support, visit WeMakeEvents.org.