Elizabethton council votes to install fire sprinklers at Bonnie Kate Theater

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ELIZABETHTON, Tenn (WJHL) — A historic theater in Elizabethton soon will get a much-needed safety upgrade.

Elizabethton City Council members voted Thursday night to spend about $75,000 to install a fire sprinkler system in the first floor of the Bonnie Kate Theater.

The city now owns the aging building on Sycamore Street.

A foundation is raising money to restore it.

The sprinkler system is a critical next step in the process.

The city hopes to install the second phase of the sprinkler system with grant money that will allow for the project’s completion.

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