Lawford Theatre Reopens Friday July 22
HAVANA, IL — After almost three months in the dark, the historic Lawford Theatre will reopen July 22 at 7:00 pm with a showing of “War of the Worlds,” according to its new owners.
The 1914 theater was shuttered in April after a former manager was jailed for failure to pay child support in Missouri. In June Mike Novelli, President of Grande Venues, signed a one year lease with an option to purchase the entire theatre building which includes an apartment and storefront.
The theatre manager, Todd Porter, installed sound and projection equipment removed by the former manager over the weekend.
Novelli indicated that concerts and live plays would be featured in the 400 seat theatre. “Concerts, plays, magicians, story tellers, or anyone who would like to produce a show or rent the theatre should contact us,” Novelli said.
Movies will be every night at 7:00 pm with a bargain matinee on Saturday and Sunday. Adults ate $5.00, children are $3.00.