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Please note that I don’t know the details of capacity restriction and understand from the media that ISD has increased capacity somewhat, so the owners are making progress. The city needs more theaters so I hope it will return and I’d love to help the owners bring it back for mixed program events and films.
Currently this is a music venue. They pulled the main floor seats. ISD has reduced the capacity due to life safety issues; owners fighting for the extra capacity.
This theater is eligible for National Register. The SHPO survey calls her “Papa’s Dream” because it served as the music ministry venue of Freddie Langston. It has been connected to 1833 1st Ave. So. and is under construction as well as for sale. There is a fairly large crew. I’d guess it will reopen as a bar/club within a couple of months. It may se4rve the niche of the State Theater just a few blocks away, which is under severe scrutiny for life-safety issues. If HDEngineer is correct, it may no longer be NR eligible, but might fill a niche in StP.