Keeping the curtains from closing on Oregon’s historic theaters
With their large marquees and auditoriums, historic theaters are often the a focal point of Oregon’s historic commercial corridors. They also boost tourism and stimulate economic activity in their communities. Thankfully Pacific Power, Travel Oregon and Oregon Main Street are partnering with the University of Oregon’s Community Planning Workshop to form a Historic Theater Preservation Team. The team is currently traveling across the state conducting a study of our historic theaters. The end goal is to create a blueprint for the theaters to increase economic vitality and boost tourism throughout the state.
Craig Wiroll, a member of the team , posted about his work the Community Service Workshops blog. You should check it out along with their video on the project below:
What is your favorite historic theater in Oregon?