Community behind Garden Theater

posted by Michael Zoldessy on October 31, 2007 at 7:41 am

LACONIA, NH — Even with its 500 person capacity, people are still rallying to convert the Gardens Theater into a performance space.

The Gardens Theater should be brought back to life as a performing arts center, even though its 500-person seating capacity may be small for some uses.

That was the consensus on Monday during a public hearing on whether the city should authorize the Laconia Area Community Land Trust to apply for a $12,000 federal grant to do a feasibility study for the theater.

The study would include an appraisal and also identify what might be involved in rehabilitating the theater, located on the second floor of the Pemaco Building on Main Street and most recently used by the Christ Life Center, an independent, non-denominational church, that is moving to Lakeport.

You can read more in the Citizen.

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