Named the Primary Ticket Seller for the Heirloom Arts Theatre

Wed Jan 21, 2009 10:27am EST

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In yet another partnership developed to provide New York tri-state area
consumers with unique entertainment experiences, today
announced it has been named the primary ticket seller for the Heirloom
Arts Theatre -- a theater with a long tradition of music and other
performing arts in an intimate, cafe lounge atmosphere. The Heirloom Arts
Theatre, formerly the Empress Ballroom, brings a new artistic and
cultural alternative for music to the heart of downtown Danbury,
Connecticut. Tickets to events at the Heirloom Arts Theatre can be
purchased by contacting 1-800-ALL-SHOWS or visiting

    " is excited to offer primary ticket capabilities to the
Heirloom Arts Theatre at a time that this historic venue transforms itself
into a multimedia theater," said Jason Berger, "We are
confident that guests buying tickets to events at the Heirloom Theatre
will enjoy movies, theatrical productions and their favorite indie bands."

    In addition to being named the exclusive box-office provider for the
Heirloom Arts Theatre, was recently selected as the primary
ticket seller for Tango Revolution LLC's Chocolate Tango, a chocolate
tasting, tango concert, and comedy show on Valentine's Day, February 14,
2009. also partnered with Ridgefield Playhouse to offer
premium seating and VIP events prior to select concerts and was named the
official fan marketplace and the official premium ticket source for Ives
Concert Park's 2008 Summer Concert Series.

    "As expands its capabilities with local venue partnerships,
such as this primary ticket selling agreement with the Heirloom Arts
Theatre, we are offering clients opportunities for enhanced experiences at
New York tri-state area venues," added Berger. "We look forward to seeking
out opportunities to partner with additional venues and promoters in the

    About the Heirloom Arts Theatre

    The building that now houses the Heirloom Arts Theatre was built around
1850. It originally opened as a vaudeville venue called the Princess
Theatre and its surviving flyers and advertisements portray a colorful
history. When motion pictures arrived, the Princess was transformed and
its name changed to the Empress Theatre in time to host a preview of D.W.
Griffith's groundbreaking film "America" in 1924. The Palace and the
Empress became side-by-side movie theatres owned by Warner Bros. and were
a focal point of activity in downtown Danbury.

    The Empress closed around 1969 and the area where seats once occupied was
leveled out and converted into office space (the modern Heirloom Arts
Theatre was built on the original vaudeville stage portion of the original

    In the late '70s and early '80s, the space became a tire warehouse and
soon after fell into disuse. In 2000 it was renovated and converted into
the Empress Ballroom, the only premier all ages, no alcohol venue in the
area playing to mostly hardcore, metal, indie, emo, etc., shows. This
incarnation of the space paved the way for what the Heirloom Arts Theatre
is today.

    Building further on the renovations done by the Empress Ballroom staff,
the Heirloom Arts Theatre continues the spaces long tradition of music and
other performing arts as well as motion pictures and visual art showcases
in a cafe lounge atmosphere. We are Danbury's artistic and cultural
alternative continuing the legacy of the space, a space that is a true
heirloom of the past.

    About is a leading ticket seller for events in the New York
metropolitan area with over 20 years in business with offices in Fairfield
County as well as New York City. is fully licensed and bonded
in New York and New Jersey and is a proud member of the National
Association of Ticket Brokers (NATB) as well as the Better Business
Bureau.  In addition to being the official box office for the Heirloom
Arts Theatre, also buys and sells tickets to all New York
metropolitan area professional sporting events including baseball (MLB
regular season and the All-Star Game), football, hockey, basketball, and
soccer. has a team of over 20 sales professionals to ensure
the highest quality of service and fast delivery.


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