KOSCIUSKO — The City of Kosciusko will have a piece of history to put back into The Strand Theaters.
On September 14, Alan Ramsey of Yazoo Restorations, and others retrieved the orginal box office booth from Diane Boutwell-Grey's home in Kosciusko. Ramsey said he will be refurbishing the booth to its original state with the help of Boutwell-Grey's photographs.
The City of Kosciusko bought the theater in 2007 in hope of making it into a convention/multi-purpose facility with a regional museum. Work on the facade and the roof has been underway over the last several months.
Boutwell-Grey said she rescued the relic in the mid-70s, when the theater was remodeling and it was going to be thrown away.
Boutwell-Grey’s parents, Cleo and Lula Mae Boutwell, owned the theater for many years. She said they would have been thrilled to have the booth back in the theater.