Chatham's Crandell Theatre gets renovation
Jammel Cutler reports for Columbia-Greene Media that the Crandell Theatre in Chatham is getting a major renovation, thanks to a $323,000 grant from the Regional Economic Development Council Initiative. Chatham Film Club Executive Director Annie Brody said on Aug. 2, “This theater was built in 1926, and this is the first time it’s having a major renovation.... There were repairs made to the roof and to different things in the theater. I believe the marquee was last done in the 1940s or the 1960s.” The theatre is getting new auditorium seating, improved sound and lighting systems, a larger lobby, a streetside cafe-style concession area, a new HVAC system, and four handicapped- accessible restrooms. The theatre has not yet announced when the renovations will begin, which will close the theatre temporarily. One of the theatre's previous renovations came in 1929, when they added sound to the films. Read more about this story at HudsonValley360.com.