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nyneve commented about Sister of Flushing's Keith Needs Federal "Offset" Funding to Keep the Curtain Rising on Dec 30, 2005 at 5:08 am

Does the current owner even want to apply for federal grants? Has he expressed interest? From my experience in working with those grants, it’s a half-time job, at least, just by itself. Here’s an alternative suggestion: what about Marshall University as a potential buyer for the building? While the new Edwards Playhouse can host student theater performances, Marshall needs a repertory cinema for its students. We have one in Chicago that plays art movies for $6 and is always full. Also, Marshall has used the Keith Albee for film festivals in the past. If Marshall acquired it, they could go about getting federal grant money, since they have far more experience with that than the current owner. Of course, this would all depend on the owner’s being willing to sell…