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Ramova Theater Stabilization Project Underway

By Chuck Sudo in News on Sep 17, 2012 4:45PM

Image Credit: Mindaugas Danys
Work has begun on stabilizing the outside facade of the long-dormant Ramova Theatre on South Halsted. The project involves masonry repairs, tuckpointing and masonry replacement along the north, south and west elevations of the classic movie house for a total project budget of $333,038.

The project was approved in April by the commission, with Mayor Rahm Emanuel voting in favor, and funding for the planning, design and construction phases of the project will be
provided by the 35th/Halsted TIF District.

The Ramova Theatre is the larger sister theater to the Music Box Theatre and has been identified as a key target for preservationists and arts patrons as being one of the foundations to help rebuild Bridgeport's economically depressed South Halsted corridor and continue the growth of the neighborhood's arts community.

Here are some links to previous Chicagoist coverage of the Ramova Theatre:

Move Over Ramova, Time For A New Face

A Look Inside The Ramova Theatre

Forgotten Chicago: Save These Theaters (The Ramova is included on their list.)