THE STOREFRONT THEATER

PROJECT OVERVIEW

Title: The Storefront Theater as the façade lowers and seats emerge
Photo Credit: Center for Rural Affairs, 2015
Lead Artist(s):

Description:

STOREFRONT THEATER - Lyons, Nebraska 2015 - is an outdoor movie theater that uses an empty storefront on Main Street as its site. The front of the building has been modified with two hydraulic Pump arms so that the awning and false front of the building are one unit and can fold down over the sidewalk with the push of a button. The idea was born from the communities’ interest in revitalizing the downtown core of this 850-person town. Both the seats and the screen can retract and disappear when not in use giving the impression that there is nothing unusual about the space, with only the word of mouth accounts to keep people interested.

PROJECT LOCATION

Performing Arts Center
Public Space
Storefront
Embedded in a Storefront on Main Street in Lyons
Storefront
222 Main St
Lyons, NE 68038
United States

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PROJECT TEAM

ArtPlace America
Center for Rural Affairs
City of Lyons
Pat Vetick

Joe Brehmer
Vetick Construction
Brehmer Manufacturing, Inc.
Bill Hedges
PROJECT DETAILS

Permanent
50,000
under $50K
Grant
Site integrated architectural work
Concrete/Masonry, Found/Recycled Objects, Metal, Sound, Video
2015
2016