The Mill at Sonning Theater took to Facebook late last week to thank the Clooneys for their support this the pandemic forced them to suspend performances.
“Since July, when the theatre celebrated its 38th birthday, The Mill has only been able to operate its adjoining restaurant with reduced seating, but this together with fundraising and donations from Mill Angel supporters and Hollywood star George Clooney and his wife Amal, who are near neighbors and regular attenders, have been a lifeline to ensure the venue’s survival,” the theater’s owners Tim and Eileen Richards posted on Facebook.
The theater is set to re-open on Oct. 30 with a newly named auditorium honoring playwright Ray Cooney due to his support for the venue during the lockdown.
The Clooneys, who live in a $12.5 million home nearby, kept mum on their donation. However, the move should come as no surprise considering their charitable exploits, including a recent donation of $100,000 to Lebanese aid organizations after the Aug. 4 explosion in Beirut.