Historic St. Louis Theater Reopens as School Venue

4 years 6 months 3 weeks ago Monday, May 19 2014 May 19, 2014 Monday, May 19, 2014 11:22:59 AM CDT May 19, 2014 in News
By: The Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) - A historic theater in midtown St. Louis has reopened as a venue for a city performing arts school.

The Sun Theater in Grand Center opened in 1913 as a playhouse for the sizable German-speaking population in St. Louis. It was known then as both the Victoria Theatre and the German Theatre.

KWMU-FM reports that the 600-seat theater is now being leased by the adjacent Grand Center Arts Academy. The theater has been dormant for the past 40 years.

Renovations by the Lawrence Group totaled nearly $12 million. Arts Academy Executive Director Lynne Glickert says the building was almost demolished after it fell into disrepair.

 

Photo courtesy of Flickr user Wally Gobetz.

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