|PROJECT NAME||Capitol Theatre|
|FIRMS||The Whiting, Uptown Reinvestment Corporation|
Architect John Eberson’s Mediterranean-styled Capitol Theatre reopens its doors to the community of Flint, Michigan, this month, thanks to a restoration headed by The Whiting and the non-profit Uptown Reinvestment Corporation. Built in 1928 and added to the National Registry of Historic Places in 1985, the 1,600-seat building has been closed for more than two decades.
“Virtually every corner of this theater has a detail that evokes both fond memories and great civic pride,” says The Whiting’s executive director Jarret M. Haynes. A new lower level adds small spaces for performances and workshops, but the real show is upstairs, where refreshed plasterwork creates a courtyard underneath a ceiling canopy of stars—now shining with energy-efficient LED light.