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The Bradley - Initiative Corner

The Bradley Playhouse
Historic Revitalization Project

Bring back Movie Nights!

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The Bradley Playhouse is pleased to announce the beginning of a historic revitalization project to bring back Movie Nights to The Bradley Playhouse!

Did you know that The Bradley Playhouse was once a thriving movie house for almost 4 decades beginning in the late 1940's through early 1980's?

Built in 1901, the Bradley Theatre began as a live entertainment theatre bringing acts from New York City on the New England circuit. Gradually, as movies became more popular, The Bradley Theatre became a movie house with movies like Flying Tiger featuring John Wayne, and Any Number Can Play featuring Clarke Gable projecting onto the Stage here at The Bradley. Now in recent years, our main focus has been bringing Live Theatre to the community!

The theatre has also gone by many names over time. The Bradley Theatre, Putnam Opera House, Imperial Theatre, and now The Bradley Playhouse. Throughout all these names, the goal has always stayed the same, to bring joy and entertainment to our community. It is long past time to bring back a piece of our history: Movie Nights to The Bradley!

This project will take many hands, and the financial help of our wonderful community to bring movie nights back to our stage! Renovations will include the Concession area, and the purchase of a new projector and screen. Both expensive endeavors estimated at about $50,000, but we think it will add greatly to the already amazing season schedule here at The Bradley!

We have already been joined by several local businesses that are assisting with this endeavor. We could not do it without the following people and businesses:


Girls N' Tools, Northeast Flooring & Kitchen, Paquette Electric, Bob Brandriff, David Panteleakos, Tom and Kathy Borner, and all of our regular dedicated Bradley Volunteers!

The Bradley Playhouse is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, and all donations including in-kind donations are tax deductible.  A receipt for your donation can be provided upon request to


We thank each and everyone of you for your commitment to preserving our

Historic venue for many generations to come!


Donations of Financial Support can be made here:

Checks can be made payable to TNECT, Inc. and

mailed to 30 Front St. P.O. Box 71 Putnam, CT 06260

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Robert Brandriff

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🍿Thank you to all of our Donors🍿

Donna Ayers-LaPointe

Denise Esslinger & Phil Parizeau

Laura & Scott Moorehead

Cindy & Jacob Beckman

Roger & Nancy Gale

Tom & Kathy Borner

Marc & Louise Gisleson

Donald & Dorothy Bressette

Larry & Erica Groh

Michael & Lana Cohen

Heather and Bob DeLuca

Roger & Irene Dionne

Barbara A Laliberte

Matt Lamoureux

Ginger & Peter Lusa

David Panteleakos

David & Linda Ring

Anita Speck & Jeff Bessette

Debby Thurston

The Silvestris

The Webster Family

Maureen McKeon

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