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NEW CASTLE, Pennsylvania - Efforts are underway to bring the history of the Warner Brothers to life and create a lasting tribute.

The Warner Film Center strives to keep the history of the Warner Brothers alive, and on Thursday the non-profit announced an effort to build a Warner Brother's museum. The exhibit will be located at the site of the Warner Brother's first theatre, the Cascade Nickelodeon, along South Mill Street.

President Jerry Kern says at the time, New Castle was one of the fastest growing cities in the country.

"They (The Warner Brothers) said, well you know New Castle is flourishing. We did the best in New Castle. Let's put our theater in New Castle," said Kern. "So they lived in Youngstown, but they took the trolley to come to New Castle to work."

More than 100 years later, their tales are still told. Cass Warner Sperling, the granddaughter of the late Harry Warner was in attendance for the announcement of the exhibit.

"This is a very significant place on this planet for me and their history," said Warner Sperling to the audience.

At the inauguration, the floor plan for the museum was unveiled. Kern says ironically, the company creating the floor plan is the same company that helped design an original Warner Brothers Theatre.

"We're going to give you kind of a scaled down version of what the Nickelodeon looked like. When people came to the Nickelodeon in 1907, that's what we want it to look like," said Kern.

The museum will feature a replica of the original Cascade Theatre. Also on display at the site of the museum, a mural depicting what life would have been like in New Castle during the Warner Brothers era.

Next to the entrance of the replica theatre will be a Toys-for-Tots donation box. Kern says the program was launched with the help of the Warner Brothers, who would place a collection box outside each theatre.

The initial project is expected to cost about $230-thousand. A campaign is underway to help raise the money. For details on how to donate to their efforts, visit The Warner Film Center.

 

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