Ashland Schines Theater Renovation To Return Hit Attraction

  • 9/13/2018 3:33:20 PM
  • Sartaj Singh
  • Local News

ASHLAND, OH - Renovation plans are underway in Ashland to bring back an old staple to the city. 

Ashland Schine's Theater was built in 1942, and the project hopes to deliver 1940's nostalgia to visitors while also incorporating current technology. Current plans are to structure the building as a one-stage facility. 

The venue will show movies, plays, musicals, bands, and more.

"We want to restore the theatre because it is an outlet for kids... its an outlet for entertainment... its an outlet for culture." Bill Sample, President of the Ashland Schine's Theater Organization, said. 

The organization has received grant funding from the state to help with the renovations totaling $800,000 dollars. The grants allow the team to restore the most critical parts of the building, such as roofing, heating & cooling, and new electrical wiring. 

Bidding has also begun to replace the front facade of the theater. 

Bill Sample thinks returning the landmark to its former glory will be beneficial to the overall economy of Ashland. 

"I think giving back Ashland its theatre is going to generate revenue for them." Sample said. 

Ashland Schine's Theater will also give local musicians a platform to promote themselves and start their career off to a great start by attracting local fans. 

"You have young growing talent that are looking for venues this size... they can't fill stadiums yet, but they need a facility of this size and that is what we are looking to capitalize on." Sample said. 

No set date has been announced for the renovations to be finished. 

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