National Register adds Dream Theatre

posted by JoelWeide on April 4, 2006 at 6:35 am

RUSSELL, KS — The Dream Theatre has found new life with its March 8th listing on the National Register of Historic Places.

Owned by the Russell Arts Coucil, the Dream Theatre is operated as a movie theatre on weekends by volunteers and rented out for events.

Russell County Historical Society members Aldean Banker and Kay Homewood helped the Arts Council apply for state membership which automotically qualified the theatre for national register consideration.

The Dream Theatre was privately owned until 2000, when the arts coucnil purchased it. More than 170 Russell citizens and organizations raised money to renovate the theatre. With the national reigister designation the Dream Theatre is eligible for state and federal grants and tax credits for renovation and maintenance.

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