Whiteside Theatre update
posted by SusanK on June 19, 2009 at 7:40 am
CORVALLIS, OR — Closed since January 2002, the Whiteside Theatre was donated by Regal Entertainment Group to the nonprofit Whiteside Theatre Foundation on May 16, 2008.
The Foundation is currently putting together a detailed budget for rehabilitating the theatre’s various systems, and pursuing an array of funding sources to implement the rehabilitation plan. The theatre was listed in the National Register of Historic places on February 25, 2009. Future plans for the theatre include diverse programming, including movies, local and touring live performances, educational workshops, and other public events.
Is there any contact info for the Whiteside Theatre Foundation?
My best wishes go to this project. I’ve yet to set foot in the Whiteside, but even seeing the exterior in person is enchanting—a combination of original 1920s brick and cast ornament and a terrific and colorful late moderne marquee. The photos I’ve seen of the inside show a remarkably preserved theatre.