Lee Barczak, who bought the theaters out of foreclosure at a sheriff's sale May 7, vowed to bring light back to the screens this summer, and it looks like he'll do just that.
"Our game plan was to get it done correctly and really be ready for the public and not rush it, and that's what we've been doing," Barczak said Wednesday morning.
Painters were working diligently on the balcony stairway walls, a sure sign that structural work is taken care of and the finishing touches are close at hand.
"Renovations are in progress and work has been moving steadily ahead," Barczak said. "We've been in contact with both municipalities to make sure we've got everything in order for an opening, and we're actively getting all the various components put together, including interviewing people for employment.
"It's full speed ahead."
Barczak said he would be working with his theater manager and general manager this week and they would likely settle early next week on a date – and a show – for a grand reopening next month.