BURBANK, CA -- The Burbank City Council voted recently to award a construction contract worth $1.27 million to convert part of the Media City Shopping Center into the Burbank Performing Arts Center. Renovations may start later this month. The Colony Studio Theatre, currently in Silver Lake, will operate the new theatre, which can hold up to 276 seats.
The building has been empty since a branch of the county's Natural History Museum moved out in Jan. 1996.
-- By Willard Manus
Southern California Correspondent