Constantine board begins partner drive

Robert Smith
Pawhuska Journal-Capital

The governing board of the Constantine Theater last week mailed out solicitations to potential donors, seeking financial support for 2022.

The Constantine is one of Pawhuska’s most prized historic buildings. It is located downtown on Main Street (Highway 60), just east of City Hall.

Beth Reed, who chairs the Board of Directors, said Partnership Drive solicitations were mailed early last week. Reed said the board desires to pay for a range of facility and equipment improvements, to help the theater better serve the public.

The Partnership Drive solicitation says the board has been planning upgrades of lighting, seating, the sound system, and projector and screen equipment. The board is also planning the installation of a marquee to help promote events.

Improvements previously made included heat and air repairs, as well as plumbing, electrical and stage-rigging work.

There had also already been renovations to the VIP/Meeting Room, and upgrades to the theater’s electronic customer service capacity, the partnership solicitation explains.

Another previously completed improvement — one that has been highlighted on the theater’s Facebook Page — is the installation of an air purification system that makes the Constantine a safer venue from a public health perspective.

The partnership solicitation specifies that members of the Board of Directors have personally donated funds toward improvements at the Constantine.

The partnership solicitation suggests four potential levels of giving — Individual (defined as $100 to $299); Family (defined as $300 to $499); Business/Corporate (defined as $500 to $1,000-plus); and VIP Donor (defined as $5,000-plus).

Donors in each category are to be provided with types of preferred access and service.

If you did not receive a mailed partnership solicitation but would like to have one, you can email the theater at, or you can call the theater at 918-900-6161.

The theater has a contract with the city of Pawhuska, which owns the building. The contract is good for the balance of the fiscal year, which runs through June. City Manager Jerry Eubanks said he hopes an economic development/tourism agreement can be concluded between city government and the theater.