U.S. Senator Bob Casey and U.S. Representative Mary Gay Scanlon secure $1.5M grant for the Lansdowne
The Historic Lansdowne Theater Corporation is proud to announce that through the leadership of U.S. Senator Bob Casey and U.S. Representative Mary Gay Scanlon it has secured a $1.5 million in a federal earmark. This grant will be used in the overall restoration of the historic 1927 Lansdowne Theater. The Historic Lansdowne Theater Corporation is thankful to the senator and representative for recognizing the significance of the restored theater that will be reopened as a regional concert venue. The restored theater will have 1,280 seats and feature nationally and internationally known musicians. Construction is slated to begin in early summer 2022 with completion during the summer of 2023.
“I am thrilled Senator Casey, and I were able to secure this much-needed funding for the historic Lansdowne Theater,” said Rep Scanlon. “Restoring this local jewel will help breathe new life into the surrounding community and attract more arts, culture, and businesses to the area. I could not be more excited to see the renovation kick off later this year, and I look forward to being one of the theater’s frequent patrons once the project is complete.”
Senator Casey commented, “Lansdowne Theater is an iconic landmark in Delaware County, and I applaud those who have been working tirelessly to restore and preserve the theater and its history. With this funding, the historic Lansdowne Theater is one step closer to reopening its doors again, which will revitalize not only the theater, but Lansdowne’s economy. I was proud to advocate for this funding with Representative Scanlon and I will keep working to bring home federal dollars to invest in Delaware County.”