Peterson Visits Majestic Theatre to Celebrate Renovations Funded by State Capital Bill
COLUMBUS—State Senator Bob Peterson
(R-Washington Court House) last week attended the ribbon cutting ceremony to reveal new renovations to the historic Majestic Theatre
in Chillicothe, Ohio.
"The Majestic Theatre is extremely important for family entertainment and the culture of this community, and I am proud that we were able to secure funding to ensure it will be enjoyed for generations to come," said Peterson. "It was an honor to be invited to see the beautiful renovations first-hand. This truly is a marvelous theatre."
Peterson, who helped secure $500,000 in the biennial Capital Budget for the project, also said he was impressed by the new improvements and was honored to present them with a Senate President's letter congratulating them on the grand opening of their new lobby.
The building was named Majestic Theatre after being purchased by the Myers Brothers in 1915. Located in Chillicothe Ohio, the building has undergone extensive reconstruction on more than one occasion to upkeep the historical landmark. The original building, then named Masonic Hall, had two stories with a combination of a lodge room, dance hall, and theatre that was built in 1853.
"Needless to say, the current reconstruction was another step in the right direction for the theatre and now provides for a more comfortable place to bring the community closer together and enjoy time with neighbors," added Peterson.
The legislature generally approves a capital budget every two years with the goal of funding needed improvements to public services and facilities across the state, including our schools, our roads and bridges, and health and human services. Senate Bill 266 was a $2.62 billion investment in these types of infrastructure and community projects. For more information on the Majestic Theatre please visit http://www.majesticchillicothe.net/