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Radford Theatre looks to future changes after one year of business

By CALVIN PYNN

calvin@southwesttimes.com

 

One year has passed since the downtown Radford Theatre reopened its doors to premiere its changes under new ownership.

Last year, it seemed the show was over for the nearly 80-year old, single screen movie theater, when its owner of roughly 30 years decided to retire in April 2013. Just a couple months later, however, new owners James Houston and Paul Pallante breathed new life into the theatre, as a digital projector replaced the theater’s old one, and the concession area and lobby were completely re-done, among other renovations.

However, the crew at the Radford Theatre doesn’t plan to stop there, as they are hoping to make some upgrades that will enhance the cinematic experience for their patrons. That includes changes to the box office’s POS system, and the necessary repairs to the theatre’s defunct balcony, which has been off limits to the public for 20 years.

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