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Grand Theatre in Alton to again host New Year’s Eve celebration

AltonWorks, the company that owns the Grand Theatre in Alton, will play host to a “Roaring into the 20s” New Year’s Eve Party at the Grand.

“Last year’s party was a huge success,” said AltonWork’s Nick Schrank. “We put the party together last year in just two weeks and had a sold-out crowd. This year, we have more time to plan the event. There is so much to celebrate in Alton right now, and the energy around our city’s future is contagious. We welcome people from 21 years of age to 100 to come celebrate the new year with us.”

The doors will open at 9 p.m. Tickets are $35 each, which include appetizers from Brown Bag Bistro, live music, champagne toast at midnight, popcorn, and party favors.  There will also be a cash bar. Festivities will conclude at 1 a.m. Proceeds will benefit local charities. Tickets can be purchased on the @AltonGrandTheatre Facebook page and the Alton Visitors Center, 200 Piasa St., Alton, IL.

The Grand Theatre on Market Street opened in December 1920 during Prohibition. People are encouraged to dress the part and dance to the live music by the FarGone Brothers. The band’s eclectic musical offerings span the decades from the 1920s through the 1980s.

The theater is being restored for a gala reopening planned on its 100th birthday in 2020.

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