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Historic Petersburg theater to be demolished

PETERSBURG, VA (WWBT) -

Petersburg's historic Rialto Theater, long unoccupied and currently in a state of disrepair, will be demolished, a city spokeswoman said Wednesday.

Jay Ell Alexander said crews would prepare the theater for demolition on Thursday, Jan. 8, and the demolition would take place the next day.

On Monday, Jan. 5, city officials made the decision to close streets in the area of the theater due to the fear that the theater would collapse on its own.

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