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Local nonprofit group files application to reopen Kentucky Theatre

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Posted at 4:08 PM, Jun 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-23 11:53:01-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — A local nonprofit says they're hopeful they can bring movies back to Lexington's Kentucky Theatre very soon.

The theatre's management made the tough decision to shut down back in October, leaving the building in the city's care for the time being.

The "Friends of the Kentucky," a nonprofit group that says they're dedicated to preserving and improving the theatre, announced Tuesday that they've applied with the city to reopen and manage it.

Kentucky Theatre management also received a bid from a group called Royal Doyle Productions out of Owingsville, Kentucky.

The theatre is owned by the city and officials say they cannot release details on the proposals until after they have reviewed, selected and negotiated the final agreement. The process should take about three to four weeks, according to a news release.

A post by the Kentucky Theater's Facebook page says they hope to reopen by this fall.