Wayne citizens rally to renovate, re-open theater

posted by CSWalczak on October 16, 2009 at 7:45 am

WAYNE, NE — “Project Majestic” has been launched to completely renovate and re-open the town’s former Twin Theater (also known as and listed here on Cinema Treasures as the Gay Theater). Closed since 2008, the renovated theater will be re-born as single screen theater with a stage to host community events as well as films.

Initially, fellow steering committee member Reggie Yates said, plans were to clean up the theater, maybe give it some fresh paint, and reopen it. But people decided, no, they’d still be left with the same old theater with the same old seats and the same dirty floor.

So the committee decided that the 50-year-old building’s interior would get a complete makeover. The theater will be handicapped-accessible and seat about 100 people in front of a single screen. Moviegoers will be treated to the latest in digital projection and sound. The seats will have cup holders — the one feature nearly everyone has asked about, Yates said.

Read more in the Sioux City Journal.

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danpetitpas on October 16, 2009 at 11:08 pm

There’s a video of the renovation that’s been posted here. The front of the theater will have 80-100 seats with tables, and then another 100 in back. That’s still pretty small. The town is looking to raise $500,000 for the project.

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