Galesburg, IL – Renovation of Historic Galesburg Theater Gets Rave Reviews
From CBS St. Louis: The renovation of a more than 100-year-old theater in western Illinois is getting rave reviews.
The Register-Mail reports improvements to the Orpheum Theatre in Galesburg have so far included a new sound system, stage curtains and a repaired roof.
Executive Director Kevin Maynard says he expects the rest of the repairs funded by a nearly $1 million capital campaign to be completed by next year, barring unexpected delays.
The vaudeville theater first opened in 1916.
Last year the Orpheum raised $920,000 through a capital campaign, exceeding its $850,000 goal. As of this week about $400,000 has been spent.
Maynard says many people are coming in and seeing the changes. He says they’re saying the renovations are “breathing new life into the building.”
Story at: http://stlouis.cbslocal.com/2017/03/17/renovation-of-historic-galesburg-theater-gets-rave-reviews/
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