Food for Thought: Rekindling the Romance of Historic Theatres | GO BEYOND THE CRUMBLING FACADE

Rekindling the Romance of Historic Theatres | GO BEYOND THE CRUMBLING FACADE
By David Kahn | Posted February 11, 2013
From Acoustic Dimensions’ Blog.

“The crumbling facade of the vacant old theater to the casual onlooker is an eyesore. There are hundreds of them across North America. Once vibrant settings showcasing human creativity, these performing arts centers have fallen victim to the march of progress – abandoned in favor of more modern performing arts centers, cinematic megaplexes and home theater systems. Municipalities who serve as guardians to these buildings struggle with difficult choices: do they engage the services of a wrecking ball to reclaim these properties for other purposes OR do they honor the heritage these structures represent by revitalizing them to reinforce community identity and stimulate downtown commerce and growth?…” (Read the full blog post from Acoustic Dimensions here.)

About Acoustic Dimensions’ Blog: Acoustic Dimensions’ blog covers topics on design, process and people within the AEC industry. We are consultants in acoustics and technology who enhance places where people come together to share an experience.

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  1. Good points, all. Nice to see another Egyptian style theatre refurbished for the future.

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