Portions of former Orpheum being incorporated into new performing arts center

posted by CSWalczak on October 5, 2009 at 7:45 am

TANNERSVILLE, NY – The facade and some exterior walls of the former Orpheum Theater in Tannersville, NY will apparently survive as part of the new Orpheum Performing Arts Center, which will include a new first run cinema as part of the complex.

BARKER SAID the long-term goal is for the Orpheum Performing Arts Center to make the community an international arts destination. He said the state is providing more than $1 million to support the theater district in Tannersville, which includes additional parking and enhanced access to retail stores. He said four other buildings on Main Street also are being enhanced because of the performing arts center project.

“It’s using a positive economic force to bring about jobs and opportunity for local people,” Barker said. “We hope to see new businesses coming to Tannersville and increased retail activity.”

There is more at Freeman.com and a picture of how the theater looked prior to the time construction work began on the Center here.

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