South Jersey theater under renovation collapses

The Levoy Theater in Millville, New Jersey collapses on January 3, 2011.

January 4, 2011 6:44:24 AM PST
Millville's historic Levoy Theatre, which was undergoing renovation, has collapsed.

The 102-year-old building was being gutted when it fell down Monday afternoon.

Construction workers were taking down interior when workers noticed plaster falling from a wall. The building's front wall soon fell inward.

One firefighter suffered a broken leg when debris fell on him as he left a nearby building.

The $8.5 million planned restoration would have brought the theater a new stage, orchestra pit, concession booth, 700 seats and electrical and sound systems.


Information from: The Press of Atlantic City,