$4M renovation set for old SW Indiana theater

PRINCETON, Ind. (AP) — A southwestern Indiana city’s old theater is coming back to life through a renovation that will transform it into a community theater with extra space for local events.

The Broadway Players community theater group owns the former Princeton Theatre, which received a $4 million Stellar Communities grant for the project.

Marketing director Robin Overby tells the Princeton Daily Clarion new seating will be installed in the auditorium, which will seat about 300 people when the project wraps in May 2015 about 25 miles north of Evansville. The existing stage will be expanded and fitted with a large drop-down screen for movies.

The theater’s marquee will be sent to Ohio to be refurbished before it’s reattached to the building. The marquee sign was damaged when a truck collided with it.

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