postings: a theater rescued; wreckers foiled again!
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Lincoln Theater, 65year-
The old theater in New Haven, which has avoided the spoilers ball, has been restored in the best tradition of plot drama --
Small theater on Lincoln Street.
At 1982, New Haven tried to dismantle 232-
Build the seating theater in the name of city renewal and use its venue for housing.
But community groups mobilized to protect the building and successfully argued that it should be saved because it is a real citizen asset.
Built in 1925, the theater was raised by residents of the New Haven Theatre Association.
Films were screened from 1935 to 1982.
The Conservatives say it doesn\'t make much sense to dismantle it because almost 100 local performing arts groups that lack the right theater were using the church basement and the high school auditorium at the time to stage their work.
The building and its English-style free-style facade were retained while the interior updated the new sound and lighting equipment for $1.
Renovation costs paid by 2 million countries.
It will be used as a theater by the arts education center, an art genius regional high school supported by 27 school districts in the New Haven area.
The building will be owned by a local cooperative education service and will also be used by community art groups.
Formal dedication is planned for April.
A version of the article was printed on page 10010001 of the National edition on March 11, 1990 with the title: Post: saved a theater;
The vandals are defeated again! .