What can be made of the La Salle Theater

We have a great opportunity being presented to us with this topic of a theater and what use can be made of it.

I believe we can achieve excellence through the use of this building in very creative ways through the arts, with acting, dance, and music. The very idea sparks real hope for our youth to have a place to express themselves and meet others with the same interests. I believe the movie industry could interact here at this theater with productions and education in theater. Finally, the music industry could have an anchor point as a place to perform different types of styles as well. The expression, "If you build it they will come," makes the point.

The adjacent store fronts could augment the theater's presence with a coffee shop, and act as meeting places before and after the performances in the theater. I believe the whole area could benefit from its presence.

Finally, still another use would be rollerskating and dancing during the week. The theater's potential for expressing people's ideas is tremendous. The timing of this opportunity is so apropos to what happened long ago when it first opened. The mood is the same. With this theater we can remember and reminisce about times past and look forward to what we can achieve ahead of us, leaving a new mark and memories for our children.

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Volume 2, Issue 5, Posted 10:58 AM, 05.06.2010