ST. LOUIS -- A historic theater in midtown St. Louis has reopened as a venue for a city performing arts school.
The Sun Theater in Grand Center opened in 1913 as a playhouse for the sizable German-speaking population in St. Louis. It was known then as both the Victoria Theatre and the German Theatre.
KWMU-FM reports that the 600-seat theater is now being leased by the adjacent Grand Center Arts Academy. The theater has been dormant for the past 40 years.
Renovations by the Lawrence Group totaled nearly $12 million. Arts Academy Executive Director Lynne Glickert says the building was almost demolished after it fell into disrepair.