Aultsville Theatre is getting some new amenities that patrons should notice as soon as they walk in the doors.
The long-time Cornwall theatre, located at the campus of St. Lawrence College, is getting new flooring in the lobby, which will eliminate the sunken seating area immediately adjacent to the facility’s doors.
There has also been some suggestions that new ceiling tiles will be installed too, said Aultsville communications director Graham Greer, but that has not been confirmed.
The college is paying for the renovation as part of its massive facelift project that has taken months to complete.
Financial specifics regarding the Aultsville portion of the work have not been provided yet, but Greer said the new look to the theatre will be stark and immediately visible to those attending shows.
“We’ll be doing our own spit and polish too,” he said. The theatre plans to embark on a painting project too. The work will mean the theatre will have to close for about a month beginning July 15.
“If you look at Brockville and Kingston (theatres)…you are greeted by some beautiful décor and art work,” Greer said. “(At Aultsville) it’s going to be a create a great first impression.”
Aultsville has been slowly retrofitting its infrastructure as much-needed funding becomes available. In recent years curtains and seating has either been replaced or refurbished.