|Save the Emery|
|When:||Saturday, July 26, 2008|
|Time:||8:30:00 AM - 2:00:00 PM|
|Location:||Emery Theater - 1112 Walnut (Corner of Central Parkway and Walnut)|
Emery Theater, at the corner of Central Parkway and Walnut, was built
in 1911 and is a half-scale Music Hall. Although it housed the
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra many years ago, it has been unused for
over a decade. As part of a larger effort to renovate and re-open the
theater, Give Back Cincinnati gave the theatre a much needed
cleaning and painting.
Over 100 volunteers showed up at this historic event! Over the course of 6 hours, our volunteers gave nearly the entire theatre a miniature facelift. Seats and aisles were vacuumed, floors were swept and mopped, door and window frames were painted, and brass handrails were polished for the first time in decades. Although it was shy of a complete renovation, by the end of the day portions of the theatre's faded glory were starting to shine again!
This event has re-newed interest in getting the theatre re-opened. The mayor even stopped by and started a dialog with the board of directors about getting the theatre renovated. With a little luck, the theatre will return to operation before its 100th anniversary in 2011!