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It was a unique way to celebrate New Year's Eve, but many around the Alton region had a grand time Monday evening thanks to a unique party for charity in the downtown area.
A packed crowd marked New Year's Eve as part of the rebirth of the Alton Grand Theatre on Monday. The event benefitted Riverbender Community Center and the Crisis Food Pantry in Alton.
The decor boasted a truly historic setting within the old theater. The inside of the stripped-down historic theater was decorated with lights that when paired with the exposed brick and high ceilings made for a stunning environment. Guests were treated to hors-d'oeuvre and a champagne toast at midnight. A DJ and silent movies were also some highlights of the evening. The event's purpose was simply to bring the community together to see the theater after many years and raise money for charity. Read more...