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Planned: Flint, MI – Capitol Theatre

Looking at new life for landmark; Capitol Theatre eyed for UM-Flint

By Beata Mostafavi | Flint Journal

April 23, 2010, 9:08AM

FLINT, Michigan — It’s possible Flint college students could someday rehearse, perform and study music in one of the city’s most treasured landmarks.

And the historic Capitol Theatre could be transformed into a music school with a recital hall, classrooms and elaborately ornate concert space, according to a feasibility study done for the University of Michigan-Flint.

But restoring the one-time entertainment hot spot famous for its Italian Renaissance architecture would have a hefty price tag of almost $25 million.

“I see this project as an attractive one that needs to be weighed against other institutional priorities,” UM-Flint’s dean of the college of arts and sciences, DJ Trela, said about moving the university’s music school into the 30,000-square-foot vintage building, which has been in the midst of restoration efforts for years.

via Looking at new life for landmark; Capitol Theatre eyed for UM-Flint | – MLive.com.

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  1. Ken Bloom, Mark Wretchko and I visited this theater in March 2009 – it has a lot of promise! Sitting in Flint MI – in the middle of one of the worst economic times for that state and that city – we seriously doubted it would see any action soon. With the influence and means of the University of Michigan behind the project, we see a bright future!

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Planned: Flint, MI – Capitol Theatre

Looking at new life for landmark; Capitol Theatre eyed for UM-Flint

By Beata Mostafavi | Flint Journal

April 23, 2010, 9:08AM

FLINT, Michigan — It’s possible Flint college students could someday rehearse, perform and study music in one of the city’s most treasured landmarks.

And the historic Capitol Theatre could be transformed into a music school with a recital hall, classrooms and elaborately ornate concert space, according to a feasibility study done for the University of Michigan-Flint.

But restoring the one-time entertainment hot spot famous for its Italian Renaissance architecture would have a hefty price tag of almost $25 million.

“I see this project as an attractive one that needs to be weighed against other institutional priorities,” UM-Flint’s dean of the college of arts and sciences, DJ Trela, said about moving the university’s music school into the 30,000-square-foot vintage building, which has been in the midst of restoration efforts for years.

via Looking at new life for landmark; Capitol Theatre eyed for UM-Flint | – MLive.com.

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  1. Ken Bloom, Mark Wretchko and I visited this theater in March 2009 – it has a lot of promise! Sitting in Flint MI – in the middle of one of the worst economic times for that state and that city – we seriously doubted it would see any action soon. With the influence and means of the University of Michigan behind the project, we see a bright future!

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