Thomaston Opera House Receives Grant

posted by Roger Katz on January 30, 2004 at 6:07 am

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.

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Roger Katz
Roger Katz on January 30, 2004 at 12:03 pm

If anyone out there has any old photos of the interior please let the Opera House people know. So far no one has been able to find any photos anywhere!

EBThomas on August 30, 2004 at 12:11 pm

We currently have a great offer for your refurbishing project. Although we can not help with funding, we can offer great Auditorium seats (fully cushioned \ floor mount) for a very great price.

For $59 USD we have numerous very well maintained seats, digital pictures can be provided, that could drastically reduce your renovation costs.

Give us a call (780) 432-4765 if you would be interested in these very historical seats.


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