$1 Million Approved For LaGrange Theater Restoration

posted by btkrefft on November 12, 2008 at 4:38 pm

LA GRANGE, IL — The Village of La Grange has approved $1 million for the restoration of the La Grange Theater. The 83 year-old movie house is owned by David Rizner and John Rot, who are also using $650,000 of their own money towards the restoration. The funds will cover new plumbing and electrical systems, as well as other much-needed repairs. The La Grange Business Association has pledged another $50,000 which will help with replacing the current theater marquee with a replica of the original.

The restoration project will take between 12 and 18 months to complete. The theater’s owners told the village board that the theater is an asset to the community which attracts visitors to the downtown area.

The complete article in today’s Chicago Tribune can be read here.

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