Effort launched to restore theater in Hernando

posted by CSWalczak on August 31, 2009 at 9:45 am

HERNANDO, MS — Memories and stories about the former Von (later called the Bon) Theater are being sought as a part of a recently launched drive to raise funds for the theater’s restoration.

“We’re still in the discussion stage,” attorney Billy Myers said. “What we’re doing right now is getting information together about what other towns are doing. Quite a good number of towns have renovated their old movie houses and turned them into local community theaters and places for the arts. Our goal is to restore it to its original architectural significance. Obviously, there are a myriad of uses for it, and a community theater is one of those.”

Before that can happen, funding has to be obtained. Documentation of the building’s past has to be provided.

Read the full story in the Clarion-Ledger.

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