Backstage tours planned at Historic Sidney Theatre


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Lawrence Ester, left, and Judson McKiel, both of Elyria, carry the new center divider for the ceiling of the new Historic Sidney Theatre marquee into the theatre building Wednesday, Sept. 27. The center divider has static neon lights.

Lawrence Ester, left, and Judson McKiel, both of Elyria, carry the new center divider for the ceiling of the new Historic Sidney Theatre marquee into the theatre building Wednesday, Sept. 27. The center divider has static neon lights.


SIDNEY — The Historic Sidney Theatre will offer backstage tours to the community on Thursday, Oct. 19, at 7 p.m. This tour will showcase the renovations to date and offer a public re-light of the iconic Sidney marquee.

“We will be hosting a private event for our donors on Oct. 3,” said Executive Director Sarah Barr. “However, many are excited to see the new marquee light up the Sidney landscape once again. We want everyone to share in this special moment so we will offer a backstage tour and re-lighting on Thursday, Oct. 19, that will be open to the public.”

Guests are invited to learn about the history of the Historic Sidney Theatre as well as its long legacy of community involvement. Highlights of the tour include behind-the-scenes details of all the restoration of the Theater, future project plans and the re-lighting of the newly installed marquee.

This tour is free and reservations are strongly recommended. Group Tours will be offered by appointments only. Reservations can be made by calling the Theatre Office at 937-498-1921, online at sidneytheatre.org or in person Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 120 W. Poplar St.

Lawrence Ester, left, and Judson McKiel, both of Elyria, carry the new center divider for the ceiling of the new Historic Sidney Theatre marquee into the theatre building Wednesday, Sept. 27. The center divider has static neon lights.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2017/09/web1_SDN092817Historic-1.jpgLawrence Ester, left, and Judson McKiel, both of Elyria, carry the new center divider for the ceiling of the new Historic Sidney Theatre marquee into the theatre building Wednesday, Sept. 27. The center divider has static neon lights.

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