Lufkin to begin renovation of Pines Theater

posted by danpetitpas on November 14, 2008 at 6:30 pm

LUFKIN, TX — The city has set aside $500,000 for the initial renovation of the historic Pines Theater as part of a plan to bring the downtown area back to life.

Last July, the city bought the 1925 theater, which was being used as a church, for $112,860.

The $500,000 will be used to secure the structure by installing a new roof, upgrading the wiring and lighting, hanging new doors and windows, redoing the marque, and stripping off material from previous renovations. The entire project will cost $1.4 million and could take years to fund completely.

The city is looking for private money to help with the construction costs.

Read more in the Lufkin Daily News.

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