Fairborn Theatre could host classic movies and include dining in the future


By Whitney Vickers - wvickers@civitasmedia.com



File photo The Fairborn Theatre on Broad Street will not be demolished. City officials are seeking to restoring the theatre and an operator is interested in showing classic movies and including a dining space in the future. The vertical sign, which displays “Fairborn” will ultimately be restored. However, funding is a factor.


FAIRBORN — Talks between the City of Fairborn and outside individuals interested in revamping the Fairborn Theatre on Broad Street were once in infancy stages. However, plans are “toddling” along.

“We have no intention of demolishing the theatre,” City Manager Rob Anderson said. “We want to restore that to its original glory.”

The operator interested in revamping the theatre is seeking to show classic movies, according to Anderson, in addition to including food and areas to eat, revitalizing the theatre to ultimately be a “cinema grill.” The large vertical sign, which displays “Fairborn” on the front of the building, would also be restored. However, like any project, funding is a factor.

“It is a very expensive renovation project,” he said. “We’re evaluating those costs at the moment.”

Talks are currently in place of hosting a drive-in movie on the outside wall of the theatre as the layout of the parking lot allows such an activity to take place. The event, not currently scheduled, would be free in order to generate interest in the theatre from community members. Although donations, which would go toward revitalizing the theatre and/or hosting similar events, would be accepted.

“[It’s] a long process because it’s a significant renovation,” Anderson said.

File photo The Fairborn Theatre on Broad Street will not be demolished. City officials are seeking to restoring the theatre and an operator is interested in showing classic movies and including a dining space in the future. The vertical sign, which displays “Fairborn” will ultimately be restored. However, funding is a factor.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/50/2017/06/web1_1-2.jpgFile photo The Fairborn Theatre on Broad Street will not be demolished. City officials are seeking to restoring the theatre and an operator is interested in showing classic movies and including a dining space in the future. The vertical sign, which displays “Fairborn” will ultimately be restored. However, funding is a factor.

By Whitney Vickers

wvickers@civitasmedia.com

Contact Whitney Vickers at 937-502-4532.

Contact Whitney Vickers at 937-502-4532.