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Help YNDC Restore the Foster Theater Marquee


Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Help us to REVITALIZE the marquee of the historic Foster Theater! Built in 1938 as a neighborhood movie theater, the Foster Theater is an iconic buildingand one of the best examples of streamline moderne architecture that remains in theMahoning Valley. Once a source of pride in the neighborhoods along the Glenwood Avenue on Youngstown’s south side, the building was most recently used as an adult movie theater that closed during the COVID-19 pandemic. YNDC acquired the Foster Theater in June of 2021 in order to REVITALIZE the building and ensure that it serves a productive use. While the building is structurally sound, the historic marquee and façade have fallen into disrepair over the past few decades. YNDC intends to light and fully restore the marquee and façade so that it can serve as a source of pride for Youngstown’s southside once more! Once restored, the marquee will be used to display inspirational messages while the future reuse of the building is planned and developed.

WE NEED YOUR HELP! Please donate today to help YNDC raise the $20,000 needed to fully restore the historic Foster Theater marquee! Funds will be used to re-wire the marquee, to install new energy-efficient lights for the display boards and canopy, to restore the neon accent lights, and to purchase new lettering for displaying messages. Every donation, big or small, helps us to achieve our goal of preserving this landmark building for generations to come!

To donate now CLICK HERE.