The Historic Wyo Theater
Main Street was recently invited to explore the feasibility of what it would take to reopen the historic Wyo Theater and is excited to develop a strategy to revitalize the property. We are in the process of interviewing architectural firms to help asses building programs and create a visual for the rehabilitation of the theater. (Click here to access the RFP).
The Wyo Theater at 309 S. 5 th Street was built in 1925 as the Crown Theater and remodeled in 1950 by Denver architect Charles Dunwoody Strong using streamline modern details. In the last five years, the theater has not been open to the public.
LMSA Director Trey Sherwood says, “We are interested assisting with the revival of this landmark for the enjoyment of the community. There are so many happy memories associated with this space, from first dates to showings of iconic movies and quality time with friends. This building deserves to be preserved for future generations”.
Laramie Main Street’s services are free to any property owner or business in the historic district, which stretches from Clark to Sheridan along First, Second and Third Streets and runs down Ivinson and Grand Avenue to the Ivinson Mansion and Albany County Courthouse.
For more information about this project or how Laramie Main Street can assist you, please reach out to Trey Sherwood at 307-760-3355 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Historic photo courtesy the Ludwig Svenson Collection, University of Wyoming American Heritage Center