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Rivoli Restoration Revs Up

After years of preparation, the effort to restore Pendleton’s Rivoli Theater is ready for its first act. The Rivoli Restoration Coalition recently released its comprehensive plan, including initial details about a campaign to raise money for the first phase of the project. Coalition President Andrew Picken said the nonprofit corporation will sign a contract with [...]

By |April 30th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Oil tanks and tons of debris removed from the Rivoli

By CHRIS RIZER East Oregonian With nine tons of debris removed, Pendleton’s Rivoli Theater is one step closer to looking like its old self. Contractors for the Department of Environmental Quality Thursday finished hauling away two old furnace oil tanks that were mysteriously enclosed in cement and sand in the basement. The project — estimated to [...]

By |May 31st, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Volunteers remove 20,000 pounds of debris from Rivoli

PENDLETON — The Rivoli Restoration Coalition and other volunteers have removed about 20,000 pounds of various materials from the historic theater since August. The group has recycled about half the materials they collected on August 11 and Nov. 10, coalition president Andrew Picken reported Thursday at the Pendleton Development Commission meeting. The debris included church [...]

By |November 21st, 2012|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Deconstruction exposes Rivoli marquee original framework

PENDLETON — A local contractor on Monday found that a steel frame is all that’s left of the Rivoli Theater’s original marquee. The Rivoli Restoration Coalition hired Sign Men Co. of Pendleton to remove the marquee’s 1960s exterior to reveal what remained of its original 1927 construction. Peter Meijer, a Portland architect, told the coalition [...]

By |September 26th, 2012|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Rivoli Restoration: Marquee deconstruction begins

E.J. Harris | Posted: Monday, September 24, 2012 9:25 pm     Ed Miltenberger with Sign Men of Pendleton practices his cowboy roping skills Monday while throwing an extention cord to Lorin Lendell of Pendleton. The company is working on the old marquee on the Rivoli Theatre on Main Street in Pendleton. The old marquee, [...]

By |September 25th, 2012|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Rivoli to find out what’s underneath marquee: grant money for project comes from Portland architect

Posted: Tuesday, September 18, 2012 9:58 pm | Updated: 10:02 pm, Tue Sep 18, 2012. By CHRIS RIZER East Oregonian | 1 comment The Rivoli Theater in October will be a step closer to providing downtown-goers a glimpse into Pendleton’s past. The Rivoli Theater Coalition now has all of the $5,000 it budgeted for a contractor to [...]

By |September 20th, 2012|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Rivoli Theater Clean-Up Day August 11, 2012

Volunteers brought tools, food, energy and a great deal of enthusiasm to the Rivoli Theater today! For eight hours, a dozen volunteers hauled debris out of the Rivoli Theater. Among the items removed: approximately 5,000 pounds of old theater chairs, an abandoned photocopy machine and a ceiling fan well past its prime. Volunteers carried, swept, [...]

By |August 12th, 2012|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Rivoli will get high-tech 3-D model

Posted: Friday, August 3, 2012 10:50 pm | Updated: 11:11 pm, Fri Aug 3, 2012 By CHRIS RIZER  East Oregonian | 0 comments The non-profit coalition championing Pendleton’s Rivoli Theater has partnered with a Portland 3-D imaging company to showcase the building’s assets and gather architectural measurements. On Saturday, August 10 or Sunday, August 11, Paul Tice [...]

By |August 12th, 2012|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Re-roofing the Rivoli signals fresh start

By CHRIS RIZER East Oregonian The start of a week-long roof resurfacing project and a positive Department of Environmental Quality report signal progress for the Rivoli Theater Restoration Coalition. Mike Boodt of Palmer Roofing, Pendleton, said the new roof surface covers one installed in 1994 or 1995 and will have a 20-year warranty. Dr. Andrew Picken, [...]

By |July 17th, 2012|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Rivoli inspection done; closing just a step away

Posted: Friday, June 1, 2012 12:15 am By JOSEPH DITZLER East Oregonian | 0 comments An environmental inspector toured the Rivoli Theater Thursday, a key step towards selling the downtown Pendleton landmark to a non-profit coalition that aims to restore it. Dr. Andrew Picken, president of the Rivoli Theater Restoration Coalition, accompanied the inspector, environmental scientist Cris [...]

By |June 2nd, 2012|Uncategorized|0 Comments