JPR Foundation Holds Holly Theatre Relighting on April 21st
The JPR Foundation and the Medford Urban Renewal Agency (MURA) invite you to the Holly Theatre Grand Relighting on Saturday, April 21 at 7pm. The event is free and will mark the completed restoration of the Holly Theatre’s historic façade – the first phase of bringing the 1,000-seat,1930-era classic theatre back to life as a venue for live entertainment, cultural and film events.
As part of the façade restoration, the Holly Theatre’s 6th Street façade has been reconfigured to the way it was originally constructed when it was built in 1929-30. Aluminum awnings and other modifications added to the building over the years have been removed, windows have been refurbished, roofing and gutters have been repaired, facade brick has been cleaned and repointed, new poster cases and doors have been fabricated and installed, paint colors have been returned to their original hues, a new tile entryway has been created using the pattern of the original entry and, most dramatically, the theatre’s 33-foot blade sign and marquee have been replicated to match the building’s original signs. All restored elements have been completed in consultation with Medford’s Landmark and Historic Preservation Commission and the Oregon State Historic Preservation Office and are consistent with the U.S. Secretary of the Interiors Standards for the Rehabilitation of Historic Properties.
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