- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 26, 2020

NEGAUNEE, Mich. (AP) - The roof collapsed Wednesday at a 94-year-old theater in an Upper Peninsula community.

No one was injured at the Vista Theater in Negaunee, which has canceled events since March because of coronavirus restrictions.

The theater said on Facebook that it “suffered a catastrophe.”

“We are in the process of assessing the damage and what steps we need to do to protect the building from further damage. Preliminary speculation looks like the building can be saved, and that is our intent. … So no memorials for the Vista yet!” the theater said.

The Vista opened in 1926. Local residents formed the Peninsula Arts Appreciation Council in 1973 and took over operations. The theater is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.



A grant allowed the theater to install a digital movie projector and screen in 2014.

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