Metropolitan Theatre

The project at the Metropolitan Theatre in Morgantown, West Virginia, included both design assist services as well as decorative treatment techniques by John Canning & Co.

Metropolitan Theatre Restoration

BUILDING FACTS

Location: Morgantown, WV
Built: 1924
Architect: Charles W. Bates
Style: Classical Revival
Status: National Historic Landmark

SCOPE

John Canning & Co. was selected as a specialty contractor for the Metropolitan Theatre in Morgantown, West Virginia. The Classical Revival theater was designed by Charles W. Bates and completed in 1924.

As the specialty contractor for the restoration of the Metropolitan Theatre,  John Canning & Co. conducted research and hands-on investigation of the historic finishes, exposed original colors and decoration and reinstated the original design using traditional methods and materials.

The scope of the work included decorative painting, gilding, and fabric panel installation.