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Historic theater to reopen in Plymouth – Inside INdiana Enterprise – Inside INdiana Enterprise


Randy Danielson and Donna Pontius are the co-chairs of the REES renovation mission. (photograph supplied)

A historic theater in downtown Plymouth that has sat vacant for greater than 20 years will reopen this weekend. The REES Theatre, which initially opened in 1940, has undergone quite a lot of renovations over the previous few years, together with upgrades to the facade, HVAC items, and the set up of rooftop photo voltaic panels.

The practically $3.5 million renovation mission was accomplished over 4 phases and obtained monetary help from each the Indiana Regional Cities Initiative and the Marshall County Crossroads’ Stellar Communities designation in 2019.

The theater’s inside was redesigned for multi-purpose use and might be configured for each conventional theater performances in addition to occasions resembling weddings, receptions and different group gatherings.

Crews additionally made enhancements to the constructing’s roof, masonry, basis, electrical, and water and fireplace safety service. The historic marquee was additionally repaired for “environment friendly operation.”

The rooftop photo voltaic power system was fully underwritten by an nameless donor household in Marshall County.

“The underside line is: The REES may have an environmentally pleasant photo voltaic power system that may offset 60 – 70% of the multi-purpose venue’s annual electrical utilization and a system that may function each an instance and an academic useful resource for space residents and college students,” stated Invoice Langdon, co-chair of the REES photo voltaic committee.

Theater officers say annual working bills are estimated to price $329,000, and a marketing strategy has been developed based mostly on projected annual revenues to maintain operations.

The town is celebrating the theater’s reopening with every week of occasions, starting Saturday with performances from the Denver Bierman & Mile Excessive Orchestra, and a World Report Trumpet Problem at River Park Sq..

You may see the total record of occasions by clicking here.


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