“AllShows.com Named the Primary Ticket Seller for the Heirloom Arts Theatre”
GREENWICH, CT (Marketwire) January 21, 2009 – In yet another partnership developed to provide New York tri-state area consumers with unique entertainment experiences, AllShows.com today announced it has been named the primary ticket seller for the Heirloom Arts Theatre — a theater with a long tradition of music and other performing arts in an intimate, café lounge atmosphere. The Heirloom Arts Theatre, formerly the Empress Ballroom, brings a new artistic and cultural alternative for music to the heart of downtown Danbury, Connecticut. Tickets to events at the Heirloom Arts Theatre can be purchased by contacting 1-800-ALL-SHOWS or visiting www.allshows-heirloom.com.
“AllShows.com is excited to offer primary ticket capabilities to the Heirloom Arts Theatre at a time that this historic venue transforms itself into a multimedia theater,” said Jason Berger, AllShows.com. “We are confident that guests buying tickets to events at the Heirloom Theatre will enjoy movies, theatrical productions and their favorite indie bands.”
In addition to being named the exclusive box-office provider for the Heirloom Arts Theatre, AllShows.com was recently selected as the primary ticket seller for Tango Revolution LLC’s Chocolate Tango, a chocolate tasting, tango concert, and comedy show on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2009. AllShows.com also partnered with Ridgefield Playhouse to offer premium seating and VIP events prior to select concerts and was named the official fan marketplace and the official premium ticket source for Ives Concert Park’s 2008 Summer Concert Series.
“As AllShows.com expands its capabilities with local venue partnerships, such as this primary ticket selling agreement with the Heirloom Arts Theatre, we are offering clients opportunities for enhanced experiences at New York tri-state area venues,” added Berger. “We look forward to seeking out opportunities to partner with additional venues and promoters in the future.”
About the Heirloom Arts Theatre
The building that now houses the Heirloom Arts Theatre was built around 1850. It originally opened as a vaudeville venue called the Princess Theatre and its surviving flyers and advertisements portray a colorful history. When motion pictures arrived, the Princess was transformed and its name changed to the Empress Theatre in time to host a preview of D.W. Griffith’s groundbreaking film “America” in 1924. The Palace and the Empress became side-by-side movie theatres owned by Warner Bros. and were a focal point of activity in downtown Danbury.
The Empress closed around 1969 and the area where seats once occupied was leveled out and converted into office space (the modern Heirloom Arts Theatre was built on the original vaudeville stage portion of the original building).
In the late ’70s and early ’80s, the space became a tire warehouse and soon after fell into disuse. In 2000 it was renovated and converted into the Empress Ballroom, the only premier all ages, no alcohol venue in the area playing to mostly hardcore, metal, indie, emo, etc., shows. This incarnation of the space paved the way for what the Heirloom Arts Theatre is today.
Building further on the renovations done by the Empress Ballroom staff, the Heirloom Arts Theatre continues the spaces long tradition of music and other performing arts as well as motion pictures and visual art showcases in a cafe lounge atmosphere. We are Danbury’s artistic and cultural alternative continuing the legacy of the space, a space that is a true heirloom of the past.
AllShows.com is a leading ticket seller for events in the New York metropolitan area with over 20 years in business with offices in Fairfield County as well as New York City. AllShows.com is fully licensed and bonded in New York and New Jersey and is a proud member of the National Association of Ticket Brokers (NATB) as well as the Better Business Bureau. In addition to being the official box office for the Heirloom Arts Theatre, AllShows.com also buys and sells tickets to all New York metropolitan area professional sporting events including baseball (MLB regular season and the All-Star Game), football, hockey, basketball, and soccer. AllShows.com has a team of over 20 sales professionals to ensure the highest quality of service and fast delivery.