Committee works to restore Albany Theatre

Committee works to restore Albany Theatre

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - A committee made up of city officials and architects are working to restore the old Albany theatre.

Downtown Manager Sharlene Cannon says the first step is restoring the roof.

Cannon says every time it rains, the inside gets soaked, and she worries about further damage.

She says the needs to preserve the few historic structures downtown.

"We know that we don't have the money to completely restore the building at this point, but if we can get it dried it then we will begin to focus on phase one, phase two, and at some point decide if we are going to restore the old theatre," says Downtown Director Sharlene Cannon.

Some ideas for the theatre include making it an open air theatre for outdoor events.

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