Valley Credit Union renews its $10,000 sponsorship of the Historical Babcock Theatre for a second year

BILLINGS, MT (November 16, 2020) — Valley Credit Union is renewing its $10,000 sponsorship of the Babcock Theater, a historical landmark in Downtown Billings, for the second year in a row. This sponsorship will bolster the local business that brings opportunity, culture and so much more to the Billings community as it continues to navigate COVID-19 restrictions.

“Providing opportunities for local businesses to grow and continue to enrich our community is something we strongly believe in,” said Matt Macrow, Marketing Officer at Valley Credit Union. “The Babcock theatre is a historic part of Downtown Billing’s identity. We are thrilled to offer our support in helping to keep this valued theatre open for future generations to enjoy.”

Babcock Theatre has been a staple in the Billings community for over a century. After years of transformation and restoration, Art House Cinema took over management of the historic theatre in 2018. Through the funds and support provided by Valley Credit Union and the community, Art House can run Babcock as a true state of the art cinema. Meaning they can bring in the biggest and best films being released to Downtown Billings for the first time in over 30 years.

“Valley Credit Union’s choice to sponsor the theatre is a shining example of community partnership and their commitment to film, art, and culture in our community,” said Matt Blakeslee, Executive Director and Founder of Art House Cinema. “Due to Covid-19 restrictions and our efforts to keep the community safe, we have been extremely limited on the number of tickets we can sell and what films are available for us to screen. This sponsorship sustains our operations and allows us to continue to plan for a brighter future, knowing that we have support from our community.”

About Valley Credit Union

Since 1949, Valley Credit Union has proudly served citizens within its communities, which now includes 30 counties across Montana and Wyoming. From the beginning, the credit union was founded on the promise to provide accommodating, personalized service, as well as top-notch financial services to its members. Those founding principles are the same driving force that still directs its mission today.

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