Client: Oberlin College
Architect: Westlake Reed Leskosky
Aggregated Construction Value: $5 million
Location: Oberlin, Ohio
- 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.