Friday, May 1, 2009

Ioka Rally This Sunday

A Press Release from Save the Group:

Exeter: Please join us this Sunday, May 3 at Swasey Parkway in Exeter, NH at 2:00 p.m. for a family friendly, town hall-style community gathering, hosted by the volunteers of both the campaign and the supporting community non-profit group.

On April 23 Emmy and Peabody award winning producer Marc Murai signed a preliminary intent to purchase agreement with Immer Besser LLC, current owner of the IOKA ® Theater located at 55 Water Street in Exeter, NH. At that time demolition of the interior of the theater had already begun. The agreement brought an immediate stop to any and all further demolition of the IOKA ® Theater and allows Murai until May 6 to raise $10,000 to put down as a non-refundable good faith deposit, which will be applied towards the purchase of the theater upon the signing of a purchase and sales agreement. Once the deposit is paid, a purchase and sales agreement must be signed by July 9, 2009 or the deposit will be forfeited. During that 60 day period, the plan for the ownership and operation of the IOKA ® as a modern digital and performing arts space will be developed.

This Sunday’s rally will introduce all of our community organizers and supporters and will also serve as an informational presentation to the public on the current progress of the grass-roots campaign. The public will also have the opportunity to ask questions of campaign manager, Marc Murai. Live music and food will be available. So pack up the family or grab a friend and come on down to the Swasey Parkway, because the time has come for You to help save the historic IOKA ® Theater... Once and for all.

To learn more about our efforts please visit or contact Wendie Leweck co-campaign manager at 603.770.5282 or

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