Goodwill Theatre: Rebuilding history, community involvement (with photos)

By Brandi Bailey

June 26, 2013 Updated Jun 27, 2013 at 1:33 PM EDT

Johnson City, NY (WBNG Binghamton) A local nonprofit organization has reached a significant milestone in its rehabilitation of the Goodwill Theatre.

The theater announced Wednesday it's now safe for people to enter the building by appointment.

The building was constructed in 1920 by George F. Johnson. It was used for shows, concerts and even boxing matches over the years. But after being left vacant, the building deteriorated.

The $20-million dollar project involved a large amount of safety removal, such as asbestos abatement, before any actual restoration could begin.

That phase has begun and Action News was able to take a sneak peak of the building as it's taken down to the bare bones and built back up.