The Elaine Wolf Theatre Construction Update – Week of February, 2012
It feels a little like a mounting storm as a myriad of elements come together impelling us toward our completion at the end of February. We are working hard to make sure all is ready for the first projects of the new theatre space.
Last week we finished most of the framing for the infrastructure of the new mezzanine. Our ceiling grid was completed and most drywall was finished. Work continued on the wood paneling of our new lobby. We began making decisions about the use of our new storage rooms and new office space
Planned work this week includes the taking down of the enormous scaffolding that covers the lower seating area. This will begin a long list of finishes in the orchestra section including handrails, paint, wall infrastructure and much more.
GENERAL PROJECT INFORMATION:
We are delighted to announce that we have received a significant gift from Elaine Wolf for a major renovation of our mainstage theatre space. The renovation will include a new mezzanine level (adding about 110 seats), a fully accessible row in the orchestra, new stage floor, new electronic marquee, new lobby, new lighting and sound equipment and much more. Work began in the summer of 2011 and continues through early 2012. A reminder that we are open for business during the entire construction period!!
As many may already know, our completion date for the theatre has been slightly delayed. It was our hope to open our new facility with our terrific film festival followed by our children’s theatre production prior to our official grand opening in March. Due to a delay in pouring the concrete for our mezzanine, we have decided to move our film festival to another venue to insure the best preparation for one of our most important events. Patrons should note that we are moving our film festival to the elegant Denver Film Center on Colfax (home of the Denver Film Society). The festival will take place on the same dates with some slight adjustments to some film start times. Check the website or contact the box office for complete details (303-316-6360). This change will in no way affect our official grand opening which is still scheduled for March 24, 2012. We deeply appreciate your understanding and support.
We are excited to announce that our theatre grand opening event will be held on Saturday, March 24 and feature the Grammy award winning group, The Manhattan Transfer. More details are on our website!