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Washington Theater Commission approves developing architectural plan

Washington Theater Commission approves developing architectural plan

3 weeks, 1 day ago by Scott Hardy

Says it's needed to help raise funds

Despite the pandemic, progress is being made in restoring Quincy's Washington Theater.

The Theater Commission says it voted Tuesday night to approve spending $70,000 on developing an architectural plan to document the proposed use of the theater, the building's layout and how much it would cost to open the theater. A statement says the plan is needed, in order to begin raising funds for the project. A statement says that the plan will reflect the goal of turning the 94-year old former Vaudeville Theater into a multi-purpose facility. The Commission hopes that the Theater can host concerts, dinner theaters, wedding receptions, corporate meetings, film festivals, and other events. They also hope community organizations will use the Theater for their events. The architectural plan will be funded entirely by the fundraising efforts of the Friends of the Washington Theater. COVID-19 restrictions have forced the cancellation of most of the fundraising events planned by the Commission this year.

The final architectural plan will be presented to the Quincy City Council for approval, because the city owns the Theater.

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