The Historic Wyo Theater
July 31 - Project Update:
Main Street is exploring the feasibility of what it would take to reopen the historic Wyo Theater and is developing a strategy to revitalize the property. We are working with Wattle and Daub to create visuals for the rehabilitation of the theater, have received a $20,000 grant from the Guthrie Family Foundation to help replace the roof (a $32,000 expense) and a placemaking grant from LISC to create a feasibility plan for live performances.
To make a tax deductible contribution to the “Save the Wyo” campaign for rehabilitation costs, including a new roof, ADA accessibility, fire suppression system, upgrades to electrical, etc., click the button below.
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
Laramie Main Street Alliance is not affiliated or in any way officially connected with the Wyo Theatre, Laramie Facebook Page or www.laramiewyo.com. Information from LMSA on the status and progress of this project can be found at laramiemainstreet.org.