Kentucky Theater gets $15K for renovations

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Today the Kentucky Theater is one big check closer it's one million dollar renovation.

It became an iconic downtown landmark before the buildings that are synonymous with the current cityscape were even thought up.
Currently, the cinematic staple is in need of some upgrades, like a new digital projection system. Also, some renovations, for the marquee, theater lighting and seats.

All that comes with a one million dollar price tag.

Today in the theater lobby, Friends of the Kentucky Theater, the group spear-heading fund raising effort for the project, accepted a fifteen thousand dollar check from Columbia Gas of Kentucky.

"It translates into a social, cultural and economic vitality," said Lexington Mayor Jim Gray.

"We're not going to do any drastic changes that will be visible to the public eye, other than everything will be fresh, clean. And then hopefully the patrons will notice the differences in the theater itself in terms of their comfort in the new seats and the quality of the movie projection," said Ann Hagan-Michel with Friends of the Kentucky Theater.

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