Jun 10, 2021 - Real Estate
94-year-old Victory Theater in Rogers to undergo renovations
The outside of the Victory Theater building
The Victory Theather in downtown Rogers on June 9, 2021. Photo: Alex Golden/Axios

The city of Rogers will pay for renovations at the 94-year-old Victory Theater.

What's happening: David Hook, facilities manager for the city, tells Axios the work includes:

  • Repointing the brick on the western third of the building and around the stage area on the interior.
  • Repairing damaged wood as well as windows on the front of the building.
  • Repainting all wood and metal on the front of the building.
  • Resealing the brick on the building.

Why it matters: The theater is a historic part of downtown and one of few community theater options in the region.

Details: The City Council on Tuesday approved a $200,000 contract with Mid-Continental Restoration Co. of Fort Scott, Kansas.

Timeline: The project should start in July and last two to three weeks depending on weather and the theater schedule, Hook says.

Of note: The city owns the Victory Theater and acts as a landlord to the nonprofit organization that operates there, Arkansas Public Theatre. APT handles all productions.

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