Robins Theater…Just a Memory or New Project?
The Robin’s Theater in Downtown Warren, circa early 1920s, could be called the “rough cut diamond” in the crown of the City.
Several years ago I was asked to be part of a “Restoration” study group, which I jumped at the chance, but alas, it died out and hasn’t been pursued.
Recently in conversation with a friend, the idea of regionalism in the efforts to restore the Robins was mentioned. By joining forces with TNT Theater; Packard Music Hall; TAG; Kent State University Trumbull and the Fine Arts Council, a small venue theater could be a part of the larger scope of Regional Theater or even Film and Art Festivals.
The Robins could be used to encourage and showcase local area play writes, film makers and musicians to the general public.
Wouldn’t it be nice that instead of just past memories of a passed generation it was giving new memories to a new generation and the economic value of the “old” Theater is surly worth the time and effort.
Any idea of an Entertainment District must include the Robins Theater.