Client: Oberlin College

Architect: Westlake Reed Leskosky

Aggregated Construction Value:  $5 million

Location: Oberlin, Ohio

Highlights Include:

  • This multi-phase project consisted of a complete remodeling of the existing lobby, building exterior, ticket area, a new sprinkler system, concessions, and restrooms.
  • Complete retrofit of main theater, adding a small screening room with a movable screen and 3-D screen.
  • The original Apollo Marquee was removed then rebuilt to its original beauty.
  • Renovation consisted of multiple phases, ultimately achieving LEED Silver and recognition by the Ohio Historic Preservation Association.
  • The finished result yielded a state-of-the-art cinema and Cinema Studies Program without compromising the historical features of the past.
  • An important venue for residents and students alike, a phasing schedule was implemented to minimize downtime for the theater in order to ensure a completed project on time and within budget.
  • Construction renovation involved bringing back the look and feel of this historic 1930s era building, not only preserving the look, but supplementing the newest technology and sound enhancements.
  • Structural elements were added to include an Oberlin College cinema studies learning space on the second floor with state-of-the-art film and sound equipment.

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