The Save the Lorraine Foundation is working on the restoration and preservation of the historic Lorraine Theatre.

The purpose of this foundation is to save the Lorraine from further decay and deterioration. It has been a gathering spot for us and our families for decades and represents our shared history. Our memories need to be maintained, and by getting our theatre in use again, those memories will be preserved. The Lorraine will be owned by the people of the community; no corporation, no bank or other city group. Contact the Save the Lorraine Foundation at

The purpose of the Brick by Brick Fundraiser is to take in donations to help preserve the exterior of the Lorraine theatre by tuck pointing (replacing mortar between the Bricks). The drive has gathered about $9500 and along with grants, fund raisers, the Foundation has been able to tuck point about three quarters of the building. We still have the West Side and some in the back to complete to seal the building from the outside elements. The Brick by Brick is still ongoing and donations will still be accepted and used specifically for the exterior of the building. It will give you the opportunity to be a Part of It.


Check out the last few years of our progress! Photos organized BEFORE to AFTER.

– Lobby & Foyer –

– Lorraine Marquee –


Anyone wanting to join the organization can do so by volunteering at either Lorraine Theatre or Little Lorraine Theatre when live events, movies, and fundraising is in progress.

Volunteer Sign-Up

Donations can be made online or by sending a check to:
Save the Lorraine Foundation
P.O. Box 247 |  Hoopeston, IL 60942

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