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.