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Breathing New Life into Houston Theater Left Vacant for Decades

ABC 13 - Houston, TX - After 40 years, a once-bright spot in Houston's Fifth Ward is getting a new life. On Monday the city kicked off a multi-million dollar plan to renovate the historic DeLuxe Theater and give it new purpose.

Mayor Annise Parker broke ground Monday on a project to bring new life to the Fifth Ward's historic DeLuxe Theater on Lyons Avenue. In a partnership between the City, Texas Southern University (TSU) and the Fifth Ward Community Redevelopment Authority (FWCRC), the once popular movie house is being converted to a 125-seat performing arts theater, with classroom space, a laboratory and space for future retail development.

"The DeLuxe Theater has long been a fixture in the Fifth Ward," said Mayor Annise Parker. "This project will give it a new lease on life."

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