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Big step forward for group looking to re-open historic Tipton theater

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TIPTON (KWWL) - The group working to re-open Tipton's historic Hardacre Theater has received a boost. The Hardacre Theater Preservation Association (HTPA) has achieved 501(c)(3) status from the IRS. This means all future donations to the association are tax deductible. The organization also qualifies for many grants thanks to this new status.

The HTPA hopes to purchase and upgrade the Hardacre Theater, which closed in August. The theater opened in 1916 and was in continuous use for almost 100 years. It had been operating as a movie theater that still ran on 35mm film. Finding film was becoming difficult and costly for the theater's owner and he decided to close. The HTPA wants to modernize the theater to today's digital world.

For more information, visit the HTPA website.
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