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Snapshots of History 10

This week’s Snapshot of History is previous movie tickets for the Robinson Grand which show prices ranging from .17 cents to .33 cents. Any idea on the year of these tickets? What would you like to see at the Robinson Grand once it reopens?

Construction Update

Construction Update - Main focus is getting ready for winter and completing exterior areas. The east addition's structural brick will be finished next week. This addition will house the theater's main electrical panels and other crucial utilities. It will also be home to a dedicated piano storage room and fire exit for the east side of the theater. The west addition's exterior framing is approximately 90% complete. This extensive addition to the theater will house a full-size loading dock, green room, star dressing rooms, and men's/women's dressing rooms on the 1st floor. The 2nd floor will consist of a large flexible space that can be used for classes, rehearsals, meetings, and additional r

Congressman McKinley Tours Robinson Grand Performing Arts Center

City Manager Martin Howe, Assistant City Manager Anthony Bellotte and March Westin Vice President Matthew Bourne led Congressman McKinley on a tour of the Robinson Grand Performing Arts Center on Wednesday, October 18, 2017. City officials provided the Congressman with an overview of the project as well as the financing of the project which includes utilization of New Market Tax Credits (NMTC), Historical Tax Credits (State and Federal) and traditional financing with MVB Bank and the USDA. Congressman McKinley was presented with the resolution supporting the Federal Historic Tax Credit Program which council passed October 5, 2017.

Snapshots of History 9

This next Snapshot of History is a city business license for the Robinson Grand from 1951. It is quite interesting to see they only cost 50 cents for a year back then.

Antero Resources, Fellow Community Partners Recognized for Early Support of Robinson Grand Campaign

For Immediate Release Media Contact: Dominique Spatafore | 304-624-1620 Antero Resources, Fellow Community Partners Recognized for Early Support of Robinson Grand Campaign Clarksburg, WV – Supporters of the Robinson Grand Performing Arts Center gathered this evening to recognize donors to the historic theater renovation project and accept a generous gift to the ongoing capital campaign from Antero Resources. The $600,000 donation from Antero – one of the most active West Virginia natural gas producers – is the largest to the campaign, which has raised nearly $2 million so far, said Ryan Tolley, Executive Director of the Robinson Grand. “We’re deeply thankful for our partners, including Ant

Snapshots of History 8

Does anyone know who any of these dancers are or what performance they are in? Perhaps what year? Please comment via our social media pages and hopefully we’ll be able to track down more information. Stay tuned! #TheRobinsonGrand #ComingSpring2018

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