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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Warner Theatre

Enhancing the quality of community life for all ages

three stars

83.59

68 Main Street P.O. Box 1012
Torrington, CT 06790
tel: (860) 489-7180   Web Site
EIN: 06-1048713

Board Leadership
Brian Mattiello
Chairman

CEO
Lynn Gelormino
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 83.59 three stars
  Financial 82.30 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Warner Theatre was built by Warner Brothers Studios and opened in 1931 as a movie palace. Damaged extensively in a flood, the Warner was slated for demolition in the early 1980s until Northwest Connecticut Association for the Arts (NCAA) was founded and purchased the theatre. The Warner reopened as a performing arts center in 1983, and restoration of the lobbies and auditorium was completed in November 2002. Today, the Warner is in operation year-round and serves nearly 100,000 patrons with 165+ public performances annually. NCAA's mission is to preserve the Warner Theatre as an historic landmark, enhance its reputation as a center of artistic excellence and a focal point of community involvement, and satisfy the diverse cultural needs of the region.

The Warner Theatre was built by Warner Brothers Studios and opened in 1931 as a movie palace. Damaged extensively in a flood, the Warner was slated for demolition in the early 1980s until Northwest Connecticut Association for the Arts (NCAA) was founded and purchased the theatre. The Warner reopened as a performing arts center in 1983, and restoration of the lobbies and auditorium was completed in November 2002. Today, the Warner is in operation year-round and serves nearly 100,000 patrons with 165+ public performances annually. NCAA's mission is to preserve the Warner Theatre as an historic landmark, enhance its reputation as a center of artistic excellence and a focal point of community involvement, and satisfy the diverse cultural needs of the region.

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Financial

three stars

82.30

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
81.4%
  Administrative Expenses 10.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.35
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.40
  Program Expenses Growth -1.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 13.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Warner Theatre on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Warner Theatre on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Warner Theatre (CT) 83.59 three stars
Guthrie Theater (MN) 85.31 three stars
Market House Theatre of Paducah Kentucky Inc. (KY) 85.20 three stars
Playwrights Horizons (NY) 88.76 three stars
Unicorn Theatre (MO) 87.68 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $721,523
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $37,227
Total Contributions $758,750
   Program Service Revenue $1,946,113
Total Primary Revenue $2,704,863
   Other Revenue $149,678
TOTAL REVENUE $2,854,541
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,782,332
   Administrative Expenses $368,374
   Fundraising Expenses $263,519
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,414,225
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-559,684
   
Net Assets $8,332,715

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Performances: Musicals, Concerts, Plays $2,294,995 82.5%
Classes in Drama, Voice, Piano, Art, Photography and Repertory $487,337 17.5%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 06/01/2019 83.59 three stars
2017-06 07/01/2018 83.44 three stars
2016-06 08/01/2017 82.96 three stars
2015-06 08/01/2016 84.25 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 82.98 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 76.52 two stars
2013-06 08/01/2014 82.49 three stars
2012-06 05/01/2013 77.58 two stars
2011-06 06/01/2012 81.79 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 80.74 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 07/01/2011 77.50 two stars
2009-06 11/24/2010 80.66 three stars
2008-06 08/01/2009 82.74 three stars
2007-06 06/01/2008 81.24 three stars
2006-06 05/01/2007 87.30 three stars
2005-06 06/01/2006 93.24 four stars
2004-06 08/01/2005 90.89 four stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 06-1048713
Name in IRS Master File NORTHWEST CONNECTICUT ASSOCIATION FOR THE ARTS INC
NTEE Code A61
NTEE Classification Performing Arts Centers
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (90) Cultural performances
(88) Community theatrical group
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date December, 1981
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$92,206 2.70% Lynn Gelormino Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Warner Theatre (CT) 83.59 three stars
Theatre for a New Audience (NY) 91.50 four stars
Ford's Theatre Society (DC) 97.34 four stars
Des Moines Community Playhouse (IA) 86.01 three stars
Writers Theatre (IL) 92.12 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Warner Theatre
68 Main Street
P.O. Box 1012
Torrington, CT 06790
tel: (860) 489-7180
EIN: 06-1048713

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Board Leadership

Brian Mattiello
Chairman

CEO

Lynn Gelormino
Executive Director

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