Wheaton Grand might return to full time cinema use

posted by CSWalczak on May 4, 2010 at 7:55 am

WHEATON, IL — For several years, the Grand Theater Corp., a not-for-proft, has been trying to raise funds to turn the 1925 Wheaton Grand into a performing arts center – with city’s blessing. But efforts have fallen very far short, foreclosure looms, and Chicago’s Classic Cinemas chain is expressing interest is possibly acquiring the theater.

“It’s something we’re interested in,” said Chris Johnson, co-owner of Classic Cinemas. “We’re definitely taking a look because we know the possibilities that are there.”

The Wheaton Grand’s fate has been in limbo since November when Wheaton park board members scrapped a plan to borrow millions to renovate the Hale Street building. But the possibility of the theater changing hands is a recent development.

There is more in the Daily Herald.

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Life's Too Short
Life's Too Short on May 6, 2010 at 1:17 pm

So would I. But if Classic Cinemas takes over, the odds are that it won’t stay a single-screen venue.

Not that subdivision would be a big deal. They always do a tasteful job.

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