RIDGEFIELD, Conn. -- Ridgefield’s The Prospector Theater announced the hiring of Marion Roth as its general manager.
The Prospector Theater is currently under construction at 25 Prospect Street, and will open in the summer of 2014. A temporary storefront, located at 454 Main Street, offers visitors information about the non-profit movie theater and weekly programming.
As general manager,Roth’s responsibilities will include the overall management, development and success of the theater, and providing training and leadership through employee and patron motivation, mission-oriented strategic planning, marketing and community outreach.
Ms. Roth comes to The Prospector Theater from her tenure as Executive Director of Ridgefield’s Chamber of Commerce. She has more than 20 years experience working with member based associations, marketing and management. She has been with the Ridgefield Chamber for five years.
While there, Roth was instrumental in expanding business and community involvement through educational events, business networking events, festivals, special events and displayed her commitment and passion for this town, its residents and its businesses.
The Prospector Theater, operated by Prospects, Opportunity and Enrichment, Inc., (“POE”), is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt public charity. Through offering patrons diverse movies and programming, concessions, gourmet popcorn, a bar, a restaurant and a cafe, POE will conduct a Job Opportunities Program, an Internship Program, and a Film Production Program for adults with disabilities. The Prospector Theater will provide adults with disabilities the opportunity to train and work in an integrated work environment that will involve them directly in the community.
The programs will increase community awareness, understanding, tolerance, acceptance and inclusion of individuals with disabilities.
The Prospector will be a premier venue for the enjoyment of entertainment and the arts for audiences of all ages. Patrons will have the added benefit of having the opportunity to interact with people with disabilities who have previously been underrepresented in the workplace.
More information about The Prospector is available on its Facebook page.