Published on Jun 21, 2014, The Downtown Master Plan identifies two contributing buildings within the National Register Historic District, the former Madsen Hotel and Momence Theater buildings, as potential adaptive projects. These are projects that could generate catalytic economic impacts in surrounding businesses and buildings.
In 2006 a group of dedicated volunteers got together and formed the Momence Theatre Friends. They purchased the Historic Momence Theater that was built circa 1928, which had sat empty since the early 70's. The Momence Theatre Friends planned to give the old theater, new life.
Your personalized bricks or tiles will be engraved with the name and/or message of each donor. Your inscription is "set in stone" for a lifetime in the front sidewalk and entrance way of the Momence Theater!!
The great thing about a black box space is that it can be anything anyone wishes to imagine. A black box theater is capable of endless new configurations, allowing people to exercise their creativity, which can be especially valuable in the case of experimental performances, where unusual arrangements of seating and stage may be needed.
Bringing “Black Box” Concept to Historic Venue