Story by Hal Goodtree. Illustration from Town of Cary.
Cary, NC – A new design update has surfaced for the movie theater downtown. The illustrations show a three-story building with an adjacent coffee shop and patio.
The 65% Design
The new design work was sent from staff to Town Council members for review.
It’s a “65%” design – that is, it’s still a work-in-progress and much could change.
The Town acquired the property in July of last year. Originally, the building had served as Cary’s first movie theater. The plan is to restore it to its original function.
Notes from staff:
- The building addition is three stories with a café on the first floor.
- The Theater seating remains at 180 seats. A balcony remains on the left and right sides of the theater.
- The architect and artist are working closely together on colors and materials for the marquee.
The movie house renovation has been a topic of high public interest. One of the concerns had been a suggestion of neon in the plan. The new sketches may present readers and citizens with a more detailed look at what is really planned.
We present this information here so citizens can find out the most recent news as soon as it’s available – in real time, if you will.
What do you think of these latest plans? What type of programming would you attend at the new theater downtown?