A peak behind the curtain


Group reveals new conceptual drawings for Avalon Theater rebirth
The organization that owns the old theater in Uptown Marysville has some new images showing the possible future of the landmark building.
The project was spurred last year after the State of Ohio earmarked $300,000 for the theater’s restoration. According to an email from Elizabeth Mosser, who has been coordinating the project, the total cost of the renovation is estimated to be about $2.7 million. The theater gained non-profit status earlier this year.
The non-profit organization Marysville Uptown Theatre LLC owns the building. The project’s head is local attorney Dennis Schulze.
The renderings, made by the organization’s consultants OHM Advisors, show an aesthetic that mirrors the building’s original Art Deco design. While the renderings are by no means final, Mosser said the exterior façade shown in the images will hopefully be accurate to the final product.
“It’s pretty true to form of what we’re trying to get,” she said.
The team trying to reopen the theater has the vision of it being a community center. Mosser emphasized their focus on creating a “community space.” Screening rooms will also be host to performance stages, and people can book events such as meetings, events and parties. The main auditorium will seat 300 people.
The inclusion of a balcony in the main screening room came from a need for more space. Since it’s impossible to expand left or right,

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