Hinsdale Theatre To Be Converted Into Retail, Office Space

posted by btkrefft on October 12, 2004 at 2:32 am

HINSDALE, IL — The struggle to save the historic Hinsdale Theatre in the western Chicago suburb of the same name has ended, according to the Chicago Tribune.

The Hinsdale Theatre Foundation, having been unsuccessful in its hard-fought attempt to restore and reopen the theater, has now disbanded and Kim Stephens, who was on the Foundation’s board of directors, said its remaining donated assets will be distributed among several groups in the area that focus on the arts.

The Hinsdale Center for the Arts, the Hinsdale Library Foundation, and the Hinsdale Community House are among the groups which will benefit from the funds. The Hinsdale Theater is being converted into retail space. The second floor will become office space. The building’s new owners intend to retain some historic elements of the former theater.

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