Camelot theater under new ownership, renovation plans include a bistro

Local band Great Caesar’s Goat is performing at the Camelot Theater in Nevada at 7 pm Saturday in a fundraising concert to benefit the historic landmark.

In January, the Camelot Theater Foundation bought the building for $50,000 with plans to restore the beloved 94-year-old building. The city of Nevada and the Nevada Economic Development Council each contributed $20,000, and $10,000 came from community members.

Ultimately, the project plan includes a bistro and rooftop bar as well as continuation of the theater and stage.The theater was built in 1928 and is part of Nevada’s Downtown Historic District.

“When Nevada was working on their 2040 economic development plan, the Camelot was identified as a building there was a community goal to preserve,” said Melissa Sly, president of the foundation. “We created a nonprofit to purchase the building with the mission to renovate it.”

The vision includes an extension into the one-story building to the north of the Camelot, a former barber shop that was donated to the foundation.

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