Alban Theater bought by city
ST. ALBANS, WV — To revitalize the town, the city has purchased the former Alban Theater.
St. Albans took a large step toward revitalizing the former Olde Main Plaza Tuesday night when it approved the purchase of a former movie theater by the St. Albans Regional Development Authority.
The building, currently the home of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, was known as the Alban Theater as recently as the 1980s. The authority will purchase the building for $180,000 in a deal scheduled to close by the end of the month.
Plans for the facility include restoring the facade to its original appearance and turning it into both a working theater and meeting space, to be called the St. Albans Arts and Conference Center.
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