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Theater Gala Well Received

Posted: Monday, May 2nd, 2011 at 6:28 am
Author: KCII News - Bill Gatchel

The State Theater in Washington hosted its grand reopening gala celebration Saturday night.

The theater which first opened in 1893 as the Graham Opera House suffered extensive damage from a fire last November.  Main Street Washington had the fundraising gala to help cover the costs to return the outside of the theater to its historic look.

Amy Vetter with Main Street Washington says they sold over 200 tickets.  She adds they have raised almost $15,000 toward the theater’s renovation.

The gala and re‑opening of the theater had showings of silent films complete with accompanying piano, a scene from Uncle Tom’s Cabin and Uncle Josh Spruceby, a 3‑D presentation on the new digital projection equipment was also shown.