November 25, 2011
JACKSON FLIES TO BATS THEATRE’S RESCUE
Movie mogul saves Bats Theatre
Dominion Post 25/11/2011
Sir Peter Jackson has stepped in with a cheque at the last minute to save the tiny Bats Theatre, which has nurtured many of New Zealand’s big acting names.
The non-profit, charitable company that runs the 84-seat theatre in Kent Tce, Wellington, had a month left to move out of its home of 22 years, come up with funds to buy the building or close, after its long-term landlord decided to sell.
Bats board chairwoman Victoria Spackman said Jackson and partner Fran Walsh stepped in at the last minute and bought the building. “I was absolutely thrilled.” [More]