You could smell the popcorn a block away....mmmm! The event is from 12pm to 6pm today.
As most of our readers know, the Village Theatre is finally getting renovated after being closed for the past 10 years. There was an 'open house' earlier today that showed off designs and offered attendees popcorn and soda. Both Lance Alspaugh (CEO of Five Star Theatres inc.) and Coronado's Mayor Tanaka spoke at the event and you could feel the 'buzz' in the air.
Construction will begin October 4, 2010 and the theatre will be completed and re-opened in March 2011. We can't wait. Enjoy the photos below:
A crowd begins to gather...
Gotta love this sign.
Former Mayor Tom Smisek and current Mayor Casey Tanaka were on hand at the event.
Lance Alspaugh (CEO of Five Star Theatres inc.) talking with Mayor Tanaka and former Mayor Smisek.
Lance Alspaugh (CEO of Five Star Theatres inc.) addressing the crowd. He's 'honored' to manage this project.
Mayor Tanaka praised the former City Council and Mayor for all their hard work to help make today happen.
For more background on the Village Theatre and for a peek inside, click here