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Albany city leaders hope to repair Albany Theatre's roof

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Albany Dougherty Inner City Authority leaders hope to get money from the city to fix the leaking roof of the old Albany Theatre.

They hope the city will reimburse them for a street scape project they completed with sales tax revenue.

The theater part of the building has already been destroyed.

Leaders hope to fix the roof on the front arcade portion to salvage it.

“Its a beautiful building. The architecture is fantastic. And if it comes down then we will have a hole in the block and we will have lost another wonderful piece of Albany's history. So we don't want to do that. We want to keep it and preserve it,” said Sharlene Cannon.

She said their long term goal is to create an outdoor style courtyard where the theatre was and hold musical events and weddings there.

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