The community is invited to honor Uncle Tony Cacchio on his birthday.
Uncle Tony Cacchio was the backbone of The Rosendale Theatre and the Collective.
When the theatre first opened its doors in 1949, Uncle Tony was 16. He helped his parents run the business. Later, with his nephew Michael he was the co-owner and worked as a projectionist for decades.
When the Rosendale Theatre Collective took over operations in August of 2010 part of the agreement was that Uncle Tony would continue to work as the projectionist. The Rosendale Theatre Collective would not have been able to operate the business were it not for the support and guidance that Uncle Tony always gave.
Uncle Tony shared, “I can’t wait to get here every night because I enjoy the people. And ninety-nine and a half percent of the people are great people. They call me Uncle Tony, you know? And they enjoy coming here. And I enjoy seeing them.”
The event will include a toast in “Uncle Tony’s Tavern” and the screening of the short documentary created by our Technical Director, Justin Peone. Oh and Uncle Tony love his sweets so we will share a sweet surprise in his honor!