Main Theater ca. 1915


Main Theater Working Group

The Renaissance Project has initiated a working group to facilitate exploring options for the renovation and repurposing of our historic theater, the Main.  This group is a collaborative effort between the city of Mt. Healthy, which owns the theater building, members of the Renaissance Project,  and others as we discover skills needed in the process. Members of the group have visited four local theaters as well as one out of state to learn what has worked and what hasn’t.  Our goal is to help the city, which recently purchased the building from the Port Authority, to make choices for the theater that are best for our community.

If you have skills that could well serve this project (architect, attorney, fundraiser, community organizer, structural engineer, theater person, publicist…) and would like to join us, please contact the Renaissance Project!

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NEWS FLASH: Main Theater granted a listing on the National Register of Historic Places!

WCPO:  Mount Healthy mobilizes to revive the Main, a long-abandoned 1915 theater building

It’s not just a pipe dream…

Soapbox Media: Q&A with Karen Arnett of the Mt. Healthy Renaissance Project

Working with Urban Fast Forward: 

The city of Mt. Healthy has contracted with the locally respected planning firm Urban Fast Forward. The Renaissance Project is part of the steering committee working with Kathleen Norris and her team, who spent the first months of 2018 in community engagement to gather input, and are now in April 2018 putting together an Existing Conditions report. They will then move on to making recommendations for the business district.


Creating a business district bulletin, to put the local businesses on the main street in communication with each other. This is a new initiative as of May 2018.



The Main Theater ca. 1915.
Eulogy for theater at its closing, 1971.
After stabilization by the Port Authority.
Upstairs space
Awaiting renovation!
Main Theater Working Group visiting the Bellevue KY’s Marianne Theater.
An original transom window.