War Memorial Hospital Supports Soo Theatre Restoration Project

Sault Ste. Marie, MI – War Memorial Hospital has committed to supporting the Soo Theatre Restoration Project with a $10,000 donation. The funds are in support of the Soo Theatre’s exterior restoration project, helping to revitalize the historic building. The theatre’s mission is to foster the enjoyment, understanding and development of the performing arts in the Easter Upper Peninsula though diverse and engaging experiences. This restoration project started in 2003 and has recently gained momentum.

“War Memorial is honored to support the Soo Theatre Restoration Project. This is an important downtown building that provides continued arts and cultural experiences within our community” said WMH President & CEO, David Jahn.

The Soo Theatre is a historic building built in 1930. The restoration will return the building to its original beauty, with some modern enhancements. The project will restore the marquee, increase energy efficiency throughout the building, improve ADA access and increase the overall safety of the building while maintaining the original structure.

The Soo Theatre provides diverse arts programing and education, collaboration with artists, organizations, schools and the community to encourage the creation, appreciation, performance and understanding of the arts. The STAR program was developed in 2005 and continues to provide educational experiences for youth and adults within the Easter Upper Peninsula. This project will allow these important programs to continue.

This story was prepared by the staff at EUP News or contributed from an outside source.

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