Non-profit formed to rebuild Historic State Theatre of Boyertown, PA

posted by ThrHistoricalSociety on January 13, 2016 at 12:08 pm

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Here’s some great news from our friends in Boyertown! A group of Boyertown residents with a common interest in re-opening the State Theatre has banded together to form The State Theatre Preservation Society, a non-profit organization whose goal is to purchase, preserve and reopen the historic building.

Chuck Brumm along with a group of other board members all had a similar vision in mind when they heard The State Theatre closed and went up for sale. Brumm said, “I remember going to the Theatre as a kid. I knew we had to do something to keep this piece of Boyertown history thriving.” After getting a tour of the Theatre, Brumm contacted Adrianne Blank, Manager of Building a Better Boyertown to see what was being done with the building. “Adrianne told me they were holding a meeting with other concerned community members and that is how I met the people who would eventually form our Society.”

The State Theatre will celebrate 105 years in 2017.

Read more about the project in the Berks-Mont news: http://www.berksmontnews.com/general-news/20160111/non-profit-formed-to-rebuild-historic-state-theatre-of-boyertown

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ABOUT THEATRE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA: Founded by Ben Hall in 1969, the Theatre Historical Society of America (THS) celebrates, documents and promotes the architectural, cultural and social relevance of America’s historic theatres. Through its preservation of the collections in the American Theatre Architecture Archive, its signature publication Marquee™ and Conclave Theatre Tour, THS increases awareness, appreciation and scholarly study of America’s theatres.

Learn more about historic theatres in the THS American Theatre Architecture Archives and on our website at historictheatres.org

Comments (3)

bloosoda
bloosoda on February 5, 2016 at 1:22 pm

How ‘bout those Boyertown Bears?! Oh, sorry, I digress: I hope the committee being organized can succeed in a timely fashion. This theatre appears to have been closed for nearly a year and troubles (unknown and /or unmanaged) quickly develop and explode in older buildings that sit unattended. I hope they are able to save this local landmark.

pnelson
pnelson on April 27, 2016 at 6:48 pm

Great old marquee and brickwork. Any interior pics or old pics of its heyday? Cheers to the great people trying to save this lovely building.

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