Thomaston Opera House Receives Grant
THOMASTON, CT — The Thomaston Opera House has received a grant to begin a multimillion dollar restoration project intended to return the theater to its original 1883 glory, according to a report in the Republican-American.
The floor, walls, and electrical systems will be the first things replaced, followed by the theater’s murals. The murals were covered up with red cloth when the Opera House was converted to a movie theater in the 1930s (as the Paramount Theatre). Later, they were painted over. To help determine what the original murals looked like, architects plan to review old photos of the Opera House’s interior.
Restoration is expected to take up to 5 years.