City pins hopes on cinema project
PITTSFIELD, MA — The city has broken ground on the $13 million Beacon Cinema Project in an attempt to revitalize the downtown business area.
The historic 90-year-old Kinnell-Kresge building will be converted into a six-screen cinema, with retail space, restaurants and offices.
The project is a combination of public and private investment and backing from state and local government.
The city expects the theater to draw close to 200,000 people to the downtown area and create 60+ jobs. The project has been on the drawing boards since 1998.
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