Oroville State Theatre set to “go under the knife”

posted by philbertgray on November 2, 2007 at 7:35 am

OROVILLE, CA— Plans to restore the historic State Theatre have been in the works since 2005. The theatre will close November 7, 2008 for upgrades to heating, air conditioning and electrical. The theatre will reopen on January 17, 2009 with an 80th birthday celebration in April 2009. Long term restoration, including the original marquee are also in the works. The balcony, which has been closed, is included in the restoration plans. The theatre is relatively intact which will lesson the restoration needs.

A short article on the the Oroville State restoration can be found at the Chico Enterprise Record.

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Comments (2)

GaryParks on November 5, 2007 at 12:45 pm

Great to hear that a plan for a marquee restoration is in the works for this Pflueger-designed theatre. For too many years it has had a marquee which was a product of the Let’s See How Boring We Can Make It school of marquee design during the Sixties. The other Pflueger theatre in the general area, the Senator in Chico, has a marquee that more befits the facade grandeur. The State deserves the same.

tube2005 on November 25, 2007 at 9:13 pm

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