Elmwood Theater To Reopen Soon

posted by gsmurph on July 18, 2005 at 6:24 am

BERKELEY, CA — On July 28, the Elmwood Theater is scheduled to reopen, according to a statement by operator Greg King on July 11.

The theater, owned by the Elmwood Theater Foundation, which consists of local merchants and residents, was closed last fall due to sewer damage. Repairs were originaly scheduled to be complete by Thanksgiving, but a series of delays stalled the project. In addition, it was also learned that seismic upgrading was neeeded.

Though not all of the work will be complete by July 28, word is optimistic concerning what patrons wil find in the newly-renovated theater.

“There wiill be new seats, new floors, new carpets,” Elmwood Foundation member John Moriarty said. “When it opens it will be wonderful.”

For more details, checkout this story from the Berkeley Daily Planet.

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