Lancaster Council OK’s Theater Contract

By Doug Wagen

The Lancaster Common Council agrees that having a movie theater in the city is a “good service” to the community and unanimously approved a three-year contract with State Theaters of Platteville to operate the Grantland Theater which is part of the city hall in Lancaster. The contract calls for State Theaters L L C of Platteville to pay the city ,000 a year and is retroactive to April 1st, 2022 and will be in effect until March 31st, 2025.

The contract also removes the $500 equipment repair fund requirement that Duane DeYoung of State Theaters had asked the city to drop from the previous contract. The contract also says the Lancaster Community Players don’t have to contribute 0 to the equipment repair fund. The LCP is part of the contract because it gives specifics on when the LCP can use the theater during the year for
live theater productions.

The contract was approved at the April 18th meeting of the Lancaster Common Council.