Making the case for historic theaters
Updated: Oct 9, 2019
"Matt Schultz, CEO of the Historic Lansdowne Theater Corporation (HLTC), the not-for-profit owner of the 1927 Historic Lansdowne Theater in Lansdowne, Pa., tells a similar story. The Lansdowne, unoccupied since 1987, had fallen into disrepair. In 2007, the HLTC purchased the building through a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development. Since that time, the HLTC has renovated office and retail areas for occupancy, and recently completed the restoration of the historic marquee using a Community Development Block Grant from Delaware County."