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Pittsfield's Zoe Theater now on National Register of Historic Places

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PITTSFIELD, Ill. (WGEM) -

A theatre in Pittsfield that's been closed for nearly 30 years will be getting a makeover.

The Zoe Theatre is now on the National Register of Historic Places. The recognition will allow fundraising efforts to help restore the old theatre, which first opened in 1951.

Kaye Iftner with the Zoe Preservation Society says the group plans on getting the theatre back open to not only bring in more visitors, but also start more community-oriented programs.

"We're hoping to have children's programs, kid's matinees and things like that in the future," Iftner said. "So, it will revitalize the downtown area of Pittsfield but, also be an entertainment source for the entire county."

Iftner says the restoration process could cost $500,000 which will come from fundraisers and donations.

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