Virus Theater founder and Artistic Director Teresa Dahl-Bredine purchased El Sol Theater in Silver City in the spring of 2015. In the fall of 2015, Virus Theater began fundraising efforts to support the renovation of El Sol.
The El Sol Theater was built in 1934. After many years of use as a movie house in downtown Silver City, including years of being alternately open and closed for business, El Sol closed permanently in 2002. The building has been and continues to be a Silver City landmark, featuring southwestern painting on its two-story exterior on Bullard Street in the heart of our downtown district. Closed for nearly two decades, the El Sol Theater is ready for renovations to give it a new life. Virus Theater is working to manifest the dream of El Sol Performing Arts Center!
We decided to keep the Got Sol? campaign open online as an ongoing way for friends of El Sol to donate - Take a look HERE!