April 27, 2007
WINTER GARDEN, FL — The Winter Garden Heritage Foundation announced a landmark achievement Tuesday, April 10th when the Garden Theatre was awarded the highest grant score ever given to an arts organization and $250,000 in funds by Orange County. WGHF received a 98.7 out of a possible 100 points, beating their previous top score which earned them $500,000 for the Garden Theatre Restoration Project in March of 2006.
To date the Garden Theatre Restoration Project has been granted the largest amount of funding awarded to any one organization by Orange County for a total commitment of $750,000.
February 20, 2007
SPRINGFIELD, IL — Restoration has begun on the Southtown Theatre!
Although slow due the cold weather, the top of the facade is finished. The marquee is in the process of being dismantled and removed to the sign shop for new sheet metal, wiring and neon. This should be complete by late spring of ‘07.
January 23, 2007
GUNNISON, UT — The Star Theatre has been rescued by Lori Nay and Diana Spencer. They had been trying for 20 years to rescue the theater which opened in 1912. A potential one million dollar restoration is planned for the Beaux Arts theater. A unique feature of the theater is a well in the basement which was used for cooling and heating the theater.
To read more, go to the Desert News.
November 7, 2006
SANTA BARBARA, CA — The Granada Theatre is being renovated/expanded into a performing arts center which will include cinema showings.
They will be restoring the loge and balcony sections along with acoustic improvements. The lighting and backstage equipment will be updated as well.
For more information, check out their website at http://www.GranadaSB.org/.
November 10, 2005
JAMESTOWN, TN — The Star Theater Restoration Committee is restoring the old Star Theater in Jamestown, Tennessee.
If anyone has any info. or pictures concering the theater, please email me at . Thanks to everyone!
Chairman- Star Theater Restoration Committee