A historic theater in downtown Butler was recognized as one of the most important buildings to preserve in the region.
The Penn Theater was included in this year’s Young Preservationists Association of Pittsburgh’s annual Top Ten Best Preservation Opportunities. The list is compiled annually to spotlight historic sites in local communities that may be endangered but have a good chance for survival and rescue.
The Penn Theater was number 2 on the list. A ceremony was held last week.
The theater opened in the late 1930s on Butler’s Main Street. A local nonprofit is working towards buying the building, renovating and reopening.