The Woodward Theater has received a grant to restore its historic marquee. They want to thank you with a happy hour to celebrate this Friday! A press announcement begins the evening at 5pm, followed by a performance by The New Royals. Entry is free and they are offering $2 pints of Rhinegeist!
The Woodward was one of 25 sites which were vying for grants from American Express. The winning sites were determined by your votes–and thanks to you the Woodward finished eighth in the voting, enough to qualify for the grant.
"It has been amazing to watch the Cincinnati preservation community rally to the challenge by voting for our entry, The Woodward Theater," said Paul Muller, CPA's executive director. "The marquee is the last missing piece of the 1913 facade, by rebuilding it, the theater will add vitality to Main Street just as it did at the dawn of the age of electricity."
Dan McCabe, one of the Woodward Theater owners was a great partner. Dan noted "It has been an absolute honor representing Cincinnati in this national contest! Cincinnatians have an unique understanding of the value of celebrating and preserving history. From our first-ever major league baseball team, the oldest open-air market at Findlay, the birthplace of rock-n-roll at Cincinnati’s King Records, to the amazing wealth of historic architecture throughout our city. We know our stuff." McCabe manages the theater with a community based approach and appreciated the outpouring of support. He commented that "It’s been invigorating working within a community that has such a depth of knowledge of its history and its value. Other cities have a lot to learn from us. Thank You Cincinnati!"