Marietta Theater Awarded Grant Funds

By
Bethany Venable

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Updated Fri, Nov 18, 2011 3:17 pm

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.

 

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