LEXINGTON, Ky - It's one of the landmarks of downtown Lexington and it needs some help. The Kentucky Theatre has been in operation 90 years and it's been 20 since its last renovation. The people in charge say its time for another one.
A tour this morning highlighted the repairs needed at The Kentucky Theatre. In 1992 the theater was renovated following a fire and since then it's been open 365 days a year.
The biggest needs are a new digital projector and lighting in the main theater, but the marquee outside also needs repairs and the carpeting needs to be replaced.
The city of Lexington owns the theater but only has money to make basic repairs, such as fixing the roof.
The goal set by the Friends of the Kentucky Theatre is one million dollars but it could take more than that to completely upgrade the structure.
The theater's manager has high hopes for the fundraiser.
"I think it's a task you wish you didn't have to do but knowing the patrons and the love Lexington has for this theater, I really feel like its not going to be a problem," said Fred Mills
Checks can be made payable to "Friends of the Kentucky Theatre" and mailed to the Bluegrass Community Foundation, 250 W. Main Street, #1220, Lexington, KY 40507.
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