Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Summer Movies at the Schaefer Center

We are turning The Schaefer Center back into a movie theater this summer.  Every Thursday at 7:00 p.m. we are showing a movie in The Schaefer Center-located at 125 Doyle Street.  Admission is $1 and we will be selling concessions. To fill the time between when the doors open at 6:30 and the movie starts at 7:00; we will be showing a preview show.  The businesses of Toccoa have the opportunity to buy ad space during the preview show.  The ad will be 15 seconds long and will be shown more than once during the preview show.  The cost is as follows:
·  $15 per week
·  $50 per month
·  $100 for the summer

Main Street Toccoa can help you design your ad, or you can design it yourself and send it to us.  Sponsorship of a movie is also available.  Sponsorship fees would be the cost of licensing which is $350 per movie. The fee includes:
·  Placement on all promotional materials. (weekly updates, Facebook, press releases, newspaper ads) 
·  Show a commercial or ad during the pre-show, 
·  Someone can speak before the movie, 
·  You can pass out promotional materials, or even have a drawing.

Here is the schedule for the summer:

June 4:  Paddington
June 11:  Guardians of the Galaxy
June 18:  Maleficent—Sponsored by South State Bank
June 25:  Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

July 2:  Unbroken
July 9:  Despicable Me 2
July 16:  Earth to Echo
July 23:  The Boxtrolls
July 30:  Annie

For more information, please contact the Main Street office at 706-282-3309.

Monday, May 4, 2015

National Train Day

The City of Toccoa will celebrate National Train Day on May 9, 2015 with a special event at the historic train depot in downtown Toccoa. For the sixth year, city officials and citizens will welcome the train as it stops in Toccoa on its way to Atlanta at 6:15 a.m.  AM630 WNEG Radio will broadcast live. A drawing for several prizes will be held at the event. Enter to win at these locations: Ionosphere Travel, WNEG Radio, and the Chamber of Commerce.

“Not only does the National Train Day celebration help focus on the importance of the railroad to our community, it highlights the opportunities it presents today. We continue to promote Amtrak travel as a relaxing way to visit Toccoa,” states Sharon Crosby, Special Events Coordinator. Each year more than 30,000 travelers come to Toccoa on the train.

The Crescent Line travels through more states – including the District of Columbia – than any other Amtrak route.  Offering daily service, the 1,377 - mile route travels from New York’s Penn Station to the New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal in 30 hours, stopping in 33 communities along the way. Toccoa is one of only three Crescent Line stops in the state of Georgia.

National Train Day will include several activities this year. Some of the activities will include: the drawing for prizes, welcoming the train at 6:15 AM, and refreshments at 6:30-7:00 AM.