HARRISBURG – Friends of the Embassy Theatre Inc. has been awarded a $100,000 grant for upgrades to ensure the historic theater in Mifflin County is usable by modern audiences, according to Rep. John Hershey (R-Mifflin/Juniata/Franklin).
The funding comes from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission’s Keystone Historic Preservation Grant Program for the preservation, rehabilitation and restoration of historic sites.
“The replica marquee added to the building in the mid-2000s certainly reinvigorated hopes to see the theater brought fully back to life. I’m thankful the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission continues to recognize the worthiness of this project,” Hershey said.
Built in 1927, the Embassy Theatre in Lewistown retains many of its original architectural elements. It was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1998.
Friends of the Embassy Theatre purchased the building in the early 1990s and contracted with architectural firms to develop rehabilitation plans.
Representative John Hershey
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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