Built in 1927, the Oriental Theatre needed substantial updating and renovations. As the theater was in operation, a wave of four construction phases were planned, to minimize business disruptions. Phase one included the addition of a women’s restroom, new projection and sound equipment, as well as updating the plaster and roof repair. Phase two included continued updating encompassing new seats, floor repair, and a concession stand. Phase three includes the renovation of the main house and theater B. During Phase 3, COVID-19 impacted construction, however the actual theater closed operations allowing for less stress of completing renovations while operations were underway. Phase four is planned for this coming year and includes two phases for the balcony and donor wall renovations.
Daily Reporter Top Projects Award, ABC Projects of Distinction Gold Award