www.mozilla.com Weather Central
Voices
Headlines

Competition for area consumers' sports gear dollars continues to grow -9/18/2014, 5:42 PM

Business jet demand, long in recovering, poised to increase next year -9/18/2014, 4:47 PM

Fox News poll shows Paul Davis leading Sam Brownback -9/18/2014, 4:47 PM

Wichita Downtown Development Corp., Go Wichita will support sales tax vote -9/18/2014, 4:47 PM

Students to get new insight about health care careers -9/18/2014, 4:47 PM

Jail population reaches all-time high -9/18/2014, 4:47 PM

myTown Calendar

SPOTLIGHT
[var top_story_head]

Pittsburg theater to hold first event in 30 years

Published on -2/1/2013, 9:26 AM

Printer-friendly version
E-Mail This Story

PITTSBURG, Kan. (AP) -- An historic Pittsburg theater will hold its first public event in nearly 30 years in April.

The 90-year-old Colonial Fox Theatre will be the site of a live antique auction on April 27.

People who are working to restore the theater say they hope the auction is the first of a wide range of events at the theater.

The Joplin Globe reports ( http://bit.ly/14CZf24 ) the theater was one of several buildings that anchored Pittsburg's downtown entertainment and nightlife district in the past.

But it closed to the public in 1985 and fell into disrepair.

A group of volunteers began working to restore the theater in 2006, and by 2008 it was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.

digg delicious facebook stumbleupon google Newsvine
More News and Photos

Associated Press Videos