The curtain can finally rise on final restoration of Erie's Warner Theater. Governor Ed Rendell said Thursday he'll soon hand over 11 million dollars for the Warner Project. The community donated millions but it took several years for Governor Rendell to give the final amount. It will go to large scale projects involving new dressing rooms, a larger stage, and a new heating/cooling system. The community can benefit from the large stage because it means bigger productions that used to by-pass Erie, can now play the Warner. The dressing rooms were always a problem. When the theater opened in 1931, Vauldeville acts didn't need much in the way of accomodation. No word yet on when the 11 million dollars from Harrisburg will arrive, but its expected very soon. Once the money is received, renovation plans can move forward.