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Coronado Theatre

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Recognized by a National Trust Honor Award, the revitalization and expansion of the Coronado Theatre serves as an exemplary testament to the importance of the performing arts and preservation of America's landmark theatres. Drawing on extensive research, the faithful $18.5 million restoration of the former 1927 movie palace is the result of a unique public/private partnership and a catalyst for urban redevelopment. The annexation and adaptation of the adjacent two-story commercial building allowed the enlargement of the stage house and theatre support critical to accommodating large performing arts groups without compromise to the historic integrity of the theatre.