Opening Warnors' Vault

Fresno, CA, USA Volunteers hope to raise about $100,000 from the auction. There are a lot of valuable items in the main building, but to find the real treasures, you must underground to what's known as the vault of history. Acree shows us 6 underground storage rooms all packed with everything and anything you can imagine. Acree said, "This is an old Wheel of Fortune machine. You'd put your nickels in here all in a row and turn the crank."

Next weekend, theater staff will hold an auction to raise money to fully restore the 80-year-old building. Dick Caglia's late father Frank owned the theater. Dick said the family wants the collectibles sold for a great cause.

Ann Vermel is the executive director of Warnors Theater. Vermel said, "Where we are standing now, she's a grand ol' dame who has seen better days." Vermel runs the nonprofit group now operating the facility. She hopes the fundraiser will bring the Warnors Theater a step closer to being downtown's crowning jewel.

Auction Information

Auction Preview :
Friday, September 26, 5:00 to 7:30 pm at Warnors Theater.
Ticket donations are $25.00.

Auction: Saturday, September 27, at 8:00 am at Warnors Theater with bidding starting at 10:00 am.

For tickets or information call the Theater at 559-264-2848 or go to


abc30 News Links:
Links to other news sections on our website.


Breaking News Alerts:
Click Here to Sign-Up for Breaking News E-Mail Alerts
Receive Breaking News alerts in your email inbox.

Click Here to Sign-Up for Text Message Alerts
Receive Breaking News alerts right on your cell phone.

Copyright © 2021 KFSN-TV. All Rights Reserved.