Brooklyn’s Strand Theatre To Get $30 Million Renovation

Strand Theater
Strand Theater
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It looks like Bric Arts Media (the good folks who bring you Celebrate Brooklyn!) will have a new home starting in 2013. According to the, city officials will break ground today (Oct 11) on the long-awaited $30 million renovation of the century-old Strand Theater in Fort Greene (647 Fulton Street).

The project — which is predominately city-funded and one of many planned for the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) Cultural District — would create new performance space, additional studio space for Brooklyn Cable Access Television (BCAT) and more blowing room for the glass-blowing collective Urban Glass.

The renovation of the historic 1918 Strand Theatre is anticipated to be finished in 2013.
The renovated building will include three galleries with 8,000 square feet of exhibition space, a 250-seat performance space, a television studio, an artist performance/work space, a glass working facility, a retail space, a public lobby and two classrooms. []

This announcement sounds pretty exciting, probably almost as exciting as it sounded back in 2008.

PS Marty Markovitz, if you’re reading this, whatever happened to that Loews Kings Theater renovation?