Now that we understand the EPA Asbestos Removal program more thoroughly, we await the funding cycle and will be applying for the necessary funds to remediate the asbestos problem in the building. As we have often said, it is a 'code red' issue keeping us from further renovation and find the great amount of money we need for the project has not been easy.
We have just applied for a grant to hire an expert to evaluate the marquee and make renovation recommendations.
HOORAY! We just received our first $1500 donation towards the Marquee Fund. After a professional review of the Schine Marquee it has been recommended that we not try to put a bandaid on it like we did in 2014. And that we replace the tracks that hold the glass backboards. It seems that age and wind tunnel damage have made it so that nothing stays in place very long.
So, we have iniated a MARQUEE FUND. All monies raised will go directly towards repair of the marquee this spring.
Please consider donating to this need. Go to the donation page by clicking here; Donation Page
We are looking into an interim solution to the wind devastation that ravages our once beautiful marquee. We are more than happy to hear your suggestions. In the meantime we will replace the plexi-panels as soon as the weather warms a bit.
Auburn Schine Theater Project
Thursday September 25th 2014
was a BIG success
music by Diana Jacobs Band
Swaby's Public Forum a great success.
Both New York State through it's SHPO and the City of Auburn through it's Historic Review Board have granted approval of our plan to repair the Marquee and the exterior front of the building. Work started on Wednesday, May 14, 2014. Work is being facilitated by Bouley Construction and Beardsley Design of Auburn, NY.
CHA the consulting firm of choice under the Brownfield Grant Program is now in its study phase of the project. Progress in this regard comes slow but steady.
Beardsley Design has also conducted an environmental study the third week in April, 2014 commissioned by the CCAC to investigate any incidental environmental disturbances at the Schine. More specifically, the effect the asbestos contamination has had on non-contaminated areas of the building.
Schine Theater Wins Grant
The Cayuga County Arts Council (CCAC) has been awarded one of four Technical Assistance Grants (TAG) for the Auburn Schine Theater. The TAG program is a statewide program of the Preservation League of New York State and the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA). Only four TAG grants were awarded this grant period.
“Winning this grant is a testament to the commitment the Arts Council has shown toward the Schine project,” said Jim Loperfido, CCAC board chair.
Grant funds will be used for a full building condition survey, to be conducted by Crawford & Stearns, architects and preservation planners.
“The building survey will ensure that we continue on the proper course with the Schine Theater,” Loperfido said. “We are very excited about the future of the Schine.”
The Preservation League invests in people and projects that champion the essential role of preservation in community revitalization, sustainable economic growth, and the protection of our historic buildings and landscapes. It leads advocacy, economic development and education programs across New York State.
Our SCHINE mission is to preserve, renovate and promote the Auburn Schine Theater Building in Auburn, New York. Built in 1938, the theater was a “jewel” in the Louis and Myer Schine’s Empire of cinemas.
Red House brings movies back to Downtown Syracuse
Could be a great partnership between Public and Private Sector
Tim on the job at Volunteer Clean-up Day
Work on the Schine
Download our latest Schine Newsletter
America's Vanishing Historic Theaters
By David Rosenberg