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Kentucky Theatre closes auditorium for renovations

For about eight weeks, an auditorium inside the Kentucky Theatre will be closed for a facelift.

"Everywhere I go, people are going, 'So what's going on? How long is it going to be closed? What are you doing?'," said Harold Tate, project manager

Tate was project manager the last time the Kentucky Theatre went through renovations, twenty years ago. He says this latest round will finally bring the historic theater into the 21st century.

Beginning Monday, and lasting about three months, the theater will get some major upgrades. From the lighting fixtures, to the seating in the main auditorium, to the movie projectors, the renovations will add to the movie goers experience.

Even with all the work going on, Tate wanted to point out they're still showing movies. The Kentucky does have a second theater, the State Theatre, that will stay open through the renovation.

"The State will still be open. So you'll still be able to come down, get your popcorn, get your Coke, soft drinks, whatever, and go see a fine movie at the State. At the Kentucky, you will not."

For a $500 donation, your name can go on a name plate that will be on one of the new seats at the Kentucky Theatre .

The renovation is expected to be finished sometime in May, but project leaders say it could be done sooner.

"The State will still be open. So you'll still be able to come down, get your popcorn, get your Coke, soft drinks, whatever, and go see a fine movie at the State. At the Kentucky, you will not.

For a $500 donation, your name can go on a name plate that will be on one of the new seats at the Kentucky Theatre .

The renovation is expected to be finished sometime in May, but project leaders say it could be done sooner.


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