The Benson Theatre Nonprofit: Purchases Historic Building
By Jacob Zlomke www.HearNebraska.org
Plans to fully restore the Benson Theatre took a big step forward this week.The Benson Theatre nonprofit purchased the building this week, after two years of fundraising. The theater company has leased the building since April 2012, always with the goal of eventually purchasing and restoring the historic building at 61st and Maple streets in Benson. The nonprofit plans for the space to serve as a community hub for education and artistic performances.
Now, Benson Theatre works on raising the $1.2 million necessary to restore and operate the building that, at one time, was technically considered demolished.