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By Dena Martin
The Times 

Historic Liberty Theater Upgrades

HVAC is replaced and a new roof is next


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The eastbound lane of Highway 12 was temporarily closed the morning of July 4 to allow for the replacement of a new HVAC system at the Liberty Theater. The system will be more energy-efficient and, most importantly, is nearly silent according to theater manager Kirsten Shober. A crane truck, brought in from the Tri-Cities was used to install the new HVAC system for the Liberty Theater.

DAYTON – Things are pretty quiet around Dayton's historic Liberty Theater these days – at least when it comes to the air conditioning and heating system. Theater Manager Kirsten Schober says she is thrilled with the newly installed HVAC system that is not only ultra energy-efficient, but also "completely silent."

Schober said that when the Touchet Valley Arts Council (TVAC) was formed, the organization agreed to put 5% of ticket revenues into a long-term maintenance fund for planned upgrades and repairs.

"Replacing the heating and air conditioning was right on schedule and we had the...

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