In 1907 the Warner Brothers opened their first silent film theater in downtown New Castle. Nearly 100 years later a joint venture was formed between the developers of Cascade Riverplex, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the City of New Castle to adapt five buildings into a regional destination theme-oriented marketplace.
While maintaining structural architectural integrity of the Warner Brothers First Theatre, the developers have invested over $10 million to create a dynamic entertainment facility for the 21st century. Sixty two thousand square feet of entertainment, retail, and eateries; the Cascade Center includes:
* Re-creation of the Warner Brothers 1st Theatre
* The Mill Street Grille- Casual dining, superior wines and views of the river walk
* The Basin - blues and jazz at its best
* Stage 3 at the Warner Theatres- featuring live entertainment including comedy
An additional 12 million has been invested by the city and state for street front renovations, parks, lighting and parking facilities. Both Governors Ed Rendell and Tom Ridge have stated this project is a model for cities throughout the Commonwealth.