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The 4th Street Theatre restoration is doing very well. The back and side stage curtains were installed this past week and the front curtains will be hung in another week or two. We have the seats for the balcony ready to set and are working on the main floor seats. We had a very successful classic movie party that brought in over $2,000 which will help pay for an electronic screen and rear view projector. We used the new ticket booth and it was a great hit. We plan on having more movie parties as people really enjoy them. The movie we showed this time using a borrowed projector we McLintock with John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara. There are several things that need to be finished such as the carpet, some cabinets, stage lights and other small finishing items but we are on the way to completing the restoration early spring.
We are letting the theatre be used for small events and we give a lot of tours. All this brings lots of attention to the project. We continue to stay completely out of debt and continue working.
An update on the 4th St. Theatre. We can see the light at the end of the tunnel and it is wonderful. The things left to do are the stage lighting and curtains, the carpet, seats and finishing restoring the terra cotta on the inside walls and laying the sidewalk and entry way stars plus several small things. We continue to fund raise so we can finish the restoration this year. We will then have a grand opening. Thank you for the comment from JAlex about the Marquee magazine. THS did a magnificent job on it and we are spreading it around so if anyone wants a copy do get in touch with me. My e-mail is
An update on Moberly’s 4th Street Theatre restoration…
We have raised over $700,000 so far and have about $250,000 to go. We have paid for everything as we have done it so we stay out of debt. Now ready to install the HVAC system. Have the plumbing and electric infrasture in also all the frame work plus much more. We are planning a volunteer work day in July. Have had several fundraisers this spring. One, a Cemetery Walk went well and a Vaudeville Variety Show went very well. We need ideas for fundraisers or funding sources so please share with us. Many ulumni groups are wanting to hold their reunions at the theatre as soon as we can let them and I hope that is soon. Carolee, PD
Actually B&B didn’t cover over any of the terra cotta work or changed much except put curved walls on each side of the stage to tighten up the area for the large screen. These will be taken down
for the restoration to open the area again.
Fundraising is continuing but contractors will start in Dec. 2004 on phase one.
See our website at www.4thstreettheater.org