Pittsburg Theater to Hold First Event in Years

PITTSBURG, Kan. (AP) An historic Pittsburg theater will hold its first public event in nearly 30 years in April.

The 90-year-old Colonial Fox Theatre will be the site of a live antique auction on April 27.

People who are working to restore the theater say they hope the auction is the first of a wide range of events at the theater.

The Joplin Globe reports the theater was one of several buildings that anchored Pittsburg’s downtown entertainment and nightlife district in the past.

But it closed to the public in 1985 and fell into disrepair.

A group of volunteers began working to restore the theater in 2006, and by 2008 it was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.