Providence Plans Renewal For Liberty Theatre/Art Cinema

posted by Gerald A. DeLuca on September 12, 2005 at 2:52 am

A photo-article in the Providence Journal of September 1, 2005 discusses continuing plans to convert the former Bomes-owned Art Cinema (formerly Liberty Theatre) to a neighborhood “community space where arts and culture are displayed and celebrated.”

The building, opened in 1921 and closed since 1975, is currently owned by the Providence Redevelopment Agency, which takes ownership of abandoned properties.

The consensus among area residents is to turn the building into the “Liberty Theater Cultural Center, a facility that could serve as a multi-cultural arts and education resource for the South Side and the entire city.” Under the plan, the center would have space for live theater and dance, musical performances, film and culturally diverse performing arts.

The article reports that plans would likely include gutting the interior and replacing electrical, plumbing, heating and air and sprinkler systems, according to an assessment by the Urban Design Group. Cost estimates range from $2.5 million to $3.5 million.

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Comments (3)

fca1
fca1 on November 22, 2005 at 1:56 am

what will the seating capacity be? will it have a balcony?

Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on November 22, 2005 at 2:22 am

I don’t know the answer to those questions except that it never had a balcony in its previous theatre days.

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