Brattleboro’s Latchis Theater has succeeded despite a number of setbacks in the last few years.
Flooding temporarily closed the historic art deco space. And the marquee had to be replaced following a truck accident. The landmark theater has been closed since August for extensive renovations.
But now is the time to celebrate, as the Latchis prepares for a grand re-opening this Saturday, featuring an appearance by documentary film-maker Ken Burns. Burns will be presenting an episode from his new project, "The Roosevelts -- An Intimate History."
Gail Nunziata is the managing director of Latchis Arts. She says the theater is nearing it’s fundraising goal of $500,000.
She says the theater has been transformed with new seating, a ceiling zodiac array and a number of technical improvements.
VPR's Neal Charnoff speaks with Gail Nunziata about the renovations.