Officials with the Belcourt Theatre announced that it will reopen Friday, July 22.
The nonprofit movie theatre has been closed for renovations since December. It was the first set of renovations made to the theatre in 50 years.
The $5 million changes included:
- Expanded lobby space, spanning the entire front of the building along Belcourt Avenue, and including an alcove for gathering pre- and post-films
- A re-positioned box office, larger and on-grade for easier access for all patrons
- Bigger and fully-accessible restrooms
- Light lock doors for both the 1925 Hall and 1966 Hall to enhance the viewing experience
- New 2nd floor screening room (40-person capacity)
- New 2nd floor education and engagement space
- Elevator for 2nd floor access
- New HVAC, plumbing and other core systems
“We’ve been so gratified by the outpouring of support,” said Cole, Belcourt Campaign Cabinet Chair. “With $2.1 million in early leadership giving, we publicly announced this campaign last September. Less than a year later, the Belcourt’s poised to reopen, a stronger building and a stronger art house cinema than ever before in its long history.”
The Belcourt Campaign has raised approximately $4.2 million in gifts and pledges from individuals, foundations and businesses so far. Fundraising for the renovation continued, people could name a seat in the theatre with a gift of $2,500.