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Theatre’s restoration continues
The ceiling of the Liberty Theatre’s lobby and its lower east wall will be exposed during a restoration work session on Saturday. The ceiling and walls have not been seen since about 1959 when the Liberty Theatre, 1010 Adams Ave., closed and its bottom floor area was remodeled into space for other businesses. The false east wall and false lobby ceiling put up after 1959 will be removed on Saturday as part of an ongoing restoration process being conducted by the Liberty Theatre Foundation, a 501c3 nonprofit.
“We will be unveiling secrets held since 1959,” said Dale Mammen, president of the Liberty Theatre Foundation.
Mammen does not know what to expect, which is adding to his sense of anticipation.
“It has been hidden for more than 50 years. We will be doing a lot of historical analysis,” Mammen said.
For the complete story, see Monday's edition of The Observer.