$7.5 million in renovations converts Jefferson Theater to live music venue
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA — Opened in 1912, the Jefferson Theater which over its long history has been a vaudeville house and movie theater, will now be a music venue focusing on rock and country artists. Millions of dollars have been spent upgrading the building while restoring much of its original chararacter.
“We’re taking it back to the original purpose of the theater, which was live performances rather than films,” Kirby Hutto, of Red Light Management, told a tour group Monday as carpenters, electricians and laborers hammered, glued, measured and sawed. “It’s going to be really cool when it’s done.”
Former Jefferson owner Hawes Spencer, editor of the Hook weekly newspaper, said he is pleased with the results of the renovation and the return of live performances to the venue.
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