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$1 Million Boost For Goshen Theater Renovation

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GOSHEN, Ind. (AP) — Work toward restoring the luster of an early 1900s theater in northern Indiana is getting an unexpected $1 million boost.

Leaders of the Goshen Theater Board say a family that’s remaining anonymous recently pledged $500,000 to its renovation project and it is being matched by the Community Foundation of Elkhart County.

That's allowing the group to broaden the $4.2 million in work now underway.

The new donation will go toward new seats, carpeting and paint and ceiling plaster repairs. The 700-seat theater dates to 1905 and fell into disrepair before the theater board took it over in 2014.