Ben Russell, NBC 5 News
A Carrollton church and community theater will be demolished on Monday after a lightning strike left a huge hole in the roof.
A Carrollton church that doubles as a community theater will be demolished Monday.
Theatre 166 was struck by lightning that left a huge hole in the roof of the building on W. Parker Road on June 6.
Theatre 166, named for to the 166 hours in a week the building hosts community theater and events in the area, also hosts Crosspointe Church congregations in the building two hours a week.
The storms that rolled through North Texas during the first week of June seriously damaged the building inside and outside causing the building to lean. The lightning strike created a giant crack on the building’s structure that ran through the length of the wall.
Structural engineers feared the building would collapse and determined it would be safer to demolish it rather than repair the structure.
The building may not be rebuilt until 2013.
The Crosspointe congregation has held church services in the parking lot since the storm.