Restoration Work Begins On DuPage Theatre
LOMBARD, IL — According to a recent Daily Herald article, work has at last begun on the restoration of the long-shuttered DuPage Theatre. Workers are replacing bricks on the DuPage’s stagehouse before winter arrives. The full restoration project of the theater is expected to begin in spring, including converting upstairs apartments into offices, opening retail space on the ground level, and finally, restoring the auditorium to its original appearance, for live performances, concerts and movies. The project is expected to be completed by late 2005. Though the current work is only a very small part of the project, one supporter of the theater’s restoration said, “We’re excited to see it get underway”.