Mt. Vernon Register-News


December 17, 2007

Restored Granada Theater reopens its doors to the community


For Craig Olsen, the architecture and paintings have been the most memorable part of his experiences at the theater.

“I’ve always been fascinated with the mural,” Olsen said. “There is so much detail, and the more you look at it, the more you see. I could stand and look at it for hours.”

Tom Schneider said his favorite memories have been made during the renovations of the theater.

“First of all, my favorite memory is when an anonymous donor I found donated $40,000,” Schneider said. “Then we really had a project. Also, when we were in here (Thursday) and hoisted the curtain on stage, it was great.”

John Scrivner also said his favorite memory of the theater was one not very old.

“The second that marquee was turned on, it became my favorite memory,” Scrivner said Friday. “It happened tonight. It may only be five minutes old, but it’s the best.”

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