Historic Holly Theatre To Open for Public Tours
Brian Ferry March 2012
Jefferson Live! announced today that pre-restoration tours of its historic Holly Theatre in Medford, OR, will open to the public beginning the first Saturday of September. The tours, which will explain the goals and process of the theater’s restoration, will give attendees a glance behind the scenes of the building and a glimpse of what is to come.
About 20 minutes in length, the tours will take guests through the currently vacant building, exploring its history and showing renderings of what it will look like once restoration is complete. With stops in the theater’s lobbies and grand auditorium, the tour will also take attendees backstage, to the projection booth and, of course, on to the stage itself. Tours are led by Jefferson Live! staff and trained volunteer docents. Though the full tour does include some 144 stairs, an abbreviated version will also be available with advance notice for those with more limited mobility. Until restoration is complete, there is not an elevator in the building.
The Holly Theatre’s restoration project was begun in 2012 with completion of the façade restoration and recreation and installation of the original marquee and blade sign. Safety and clean-up work and demolition to make way of the new 2nd floor lobby are currently underway in preparation for the tours. The interior restoration is expected to begin in earnest next summer.
Opened in 1930 and closed in 1986, the Holly Theatre was purchased by the nonprofit JPR Foundation in 2010 and is now owned and managed by the Foundation’s wholly-owned subsidiary Jefferson Live! LLC. The mission of Jefferson Live! is to foster the arts, provide cultural enrichment and enhance economic opportunities in Southern Oregon and Northern California through the operation and programming of cultural facilities. In addition to the Holly Theatre, the organization also restored and operates the 1935 Cascade Theatre in Redding, CA.
For more information or to schedule a tour, visit hollytheatre.org.
Hiring Admin & Development Assistant
Brian Ferry March 2012
ABOUT JEFFERSON LIVE!
Jefferson Live! LLC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the nonprofit JPR Foundation, Inc. Its mission is to foster the arts, provide cultural enrichment and enhance economic opportunities in Southern Oregon and Northern California through the operation and programming of cultural facilities. The company currently operates the historic Cascade Theatre in Redding CA and is working to restore and open the Holly Theatre in Medford OR.
ABOUT THE POSITION
Jefferson Live! is looking for a creative, personable, organized communicator to act in the role of Administrative and Development Assistant. The role will be responsible for providing administrative support to the Executive Director and managing the back-office and fulfillment duties of the Holly Theatre’s capital campaign.
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