Bringing New Life to The LaSalle Theater!

Northeast Shores Development Corporation is very excited to announce that construction will begin at the LaSalle Theater as soon as January 2016 and the building will be transformed into The LaSalle Arts and Media Center! Once complete, the flexible space will bring the neighborhood together while drawing people to Collinwood for events including multimedia art exhibitions, weddings, community meetings, musical and theatrical performances, rehearsals, parties, and other public and private events.

The total project cost is $3.6 million, with two-thirds of the renovation costs already funded through a combination of loans, grants, and historic preservation tax credits. As a frame of reference, this is about half of the cost of renovations to the Capitol Theater in Gordon Square, and will produce a far more flexible space with more opportunities for community use.

Want to be a part of bringing back this historic and beloved East 185th Street landmark! How can you help? As a dual-purpose fundraiser/renovation project, Northeast Shores is selling brick pavers for $150/each and light bulbs for $20/each. Everyone who walks through the doors of the new theater will see the pavers, which will act as a 'red carpet' to the grand entryway.

Whether you are part of a business, a local resident, or simply an enthusiast for the can help pave the way to the completion of our theater's return. Light bulbs are also available for purchase to help make this project possible. After all, what's a theater without a well-lit grand marquee luring you to the show? For more information, Carly Marginian at 216-481-7660.

Resident of neighborhood since 1956. Worked on East 185th street since 1970.

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Volume 8, Issue 9, Posted 5:03 PM, 09.09.2016