Wileys have big plans for East End Theater

04/16/2006 7:28 PM by

The Apr.12 issue of Style Magazine has an article (‘The Sequel’) about the renovation by Kathryn and Matt Wiley of the movie theater at 418 North 25th Street:

The Wileys are turning the building into a sprawling eco-friendly residence, complete with a custom woodworking mill shop, darkroom facilities and a public space. They will maintain the original balcony and create a rooftop view of St. John’s Church, where they were married. It’s a vision they’ve nurtured since they were newlyweds. Kathryn, a social documentary photographer, was then a graduate student in Maine. On quiet nights with Matt, she says, “We’d sit by the wood-stove and dream.”


In the coming year, they plan to renovate the public space, complete Matt’s mill, finish the roof and begin work on the facade. Considering the years of debris, those goals might seem lofty to any other young family.

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