Fullerton : $2-Million Renovation OK’d for City Arena

The historic Plummer Auditorium will undergo a $2-million renovation, including new air conditioning that will make the city-owned arena available year-round.

The City Council approved funding for the renovation on Tuesday, and the city has begun looking for a contractor to do the job, said Brad Hobson, assistant redevelopment coordinator.

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12:00 AM, Jun. 27, 1986 For the Record
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The Times incorrectly reported Sunday that the Fullerton City Council last week approved funding for Plummer Auditorium and has begun looking for a contractor for a renovation project. Plans for the $2-million renovation of the historic auditorium--owned by the Fullerton Union High School District--have not been been completed. The project is expected to go before the council in the fall.
Last week, the council approved a $625,000 purchase of a property at 400 North Pomona Ave. to be used to expand parking for the auditorium, high school and adjoining community college, said Brad L. Hobson, assistant redevelopment coordinator. The site is next to a city-owned parking lot.

The auditorium, built in the 1930s, will get new seats, its orchestra pit will be lowered and the wings will be expanded to accommodate traveling shows, he said. With the installation of air conditioning, the 800-seat auditorium will enable the city to use it in summer months.