Reporter: Clay Falls
The historic movie theatre building is getting a major facelift on the outside just in time for Texas Reds.
The historic Queen Theatre in Downtown Bryan has her crown back on Wednesday night.
Crews hoisted a refurbished crown to the top of the theatre during the day.
The “Crown Jewel” in the historic downtown area is getting restored to its stately status.
Things are now looking very royal.
The Queen Theatre had her crown put back on Wednesday morning as part of a $160,000 renovation that includes the repainted crown, new lights, a new roof and asbestos abatement.
The revitalization comes just in time for the Texas Reds Steak and Grape Festival about a week away.
It’s a new chapter in the ongoing rebirth of a Bryan landmark and Debbie Bonds has a front row seat to the Queen Theatre’s new look.
She owns the Aggieland Awards Store next door.
“It’s really gonna benefit all segments of the population. A lot of people have stories about the Queen and brings back a lot of memories,” said Bonds.
The City of Bryan has spent $80,000 so far in matching grant money to spruce up the exterior.
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For additional stories and PICTURES during the progress, see Downtown Bryan Association’s website at http://downtownbryan.com/