A group of Hoopeston residents hopes to be able to save a landmark in the community.
The Lorraine Theatre opened its doors in 1922, but closed its doors in March of 2012, suffering the fate of many small-town movie houses.
An unnamed buyer recently bought it, and the Lorraine 2, an old store location that was converted in recent years to show movies.
The buyer expects to do some maintenance – then turn both of them over to the Save The Lorraine Foundation in the next few weeks.
Once some repairs are made the group hopes to be able to rent out the theater for other uses to make ends meet, including theater acts and weddings.
For the Save The Lorraine Foundation Click the link below:
For The Foundation Facebook Page