The Elaine Wolf Theatre Construction Update – Week of January 9, 2012
Well, the best laid plans…
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.
Last week we were able to pour the concrete for the mezzanine level and we are working to begin a vast array of finishes. Our interior designer is working hard to finalize carpet, paint and a host of finish details for ordering and securing of materials.
Planned work this week includes finishing the stairs on the mezzanine level and beginning to complete drywall, electric infrastructure and other foundational items. The lobby is coming along as well as we begin to install our solid oak wood paneling.
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!!
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.