Published Fri, Nov 18, 2011 3:17 pm Dateline
A historic Marietta theater got a boost in funding thanks for a grant from the Ohio Arts Council.
The Colony Theater received $4,031 from a total pool of nearly $400,000 in grants.
The theater is slated for a restoration project costing nearly $5 million. Supporters hope to restore the theater to its former glory, when it opened as The Hippodrome in 1918.
"I await its re-opening so a new generation can experience what it was once like to spend a night out at the Colony," said State Representative Andy Thompson.
The Ohio Arts Council is a state agency which supports the arts in the state's communities.