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Greenbelt Theatre is BACK, and so is this Blog

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a1I’m still as busy as ever but how can I NOT blog about the opening of our much-missed, better-than-ever historic Greenbelt Theatre, under exciting new management??

The soft opening was Friday May 1 and as executive director Caitlin McGrath said after the firemen arrived between shows (thank to an overzealous smoke detector being set off by the popcorn machine). that’s why we have soft openings. Yes, wouldn’t want the glitches to make themselves known for the grand opening, a MAJOR EVENT coming up Friday, May 29, to feature period films, period dress, and I’m told, period movie prices.  And probably lots more. The period is, of course, 1938, the year the theater opened.Old Greenbelt Theatre renovated lobby

New lobby looks great for opening night!

Old Greenbelt Theatre renovated lobby

Staffers Dan Puma and Phillip Payette behind the counter.

Old Greenbelt Theatre renovated lobby with exec director Caitlin McGrath

Greenbelt  Theatre’s executive director Caitlin McGrath and Dan Puma.

Old Greenbelt Theatre renovated ladies room

As gorgeous as the lobby is, the absolute shocker is the gorgeousness of the bathrooms – the shock is in the contrast with the “before” versions, photos of which I’m in search of. Plus, the ladies and men’s rooms have switched places, so we volunteers did their best to alert theater-goers to that change and prevent shockers of another type.

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Susan started blogging about Greenbelt soon after moving here in 2012, and that first blog has grown into this nonprofit community website. Retired from garden writing and teaching, she continues to blog at GardenRant.com. In 2021 Susan joined the Board of Directors of Greenbelt Access TV. Susan launched the video blog "Susan's Hoop Dancing Journey" after trying hula hooping during the 2022 Crazy Quilt Music Festival.

4 Responses

  1. larry
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    If you do a retro Sunday, would like to see this:

  2. barbara
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    Thanks for the write up Susan!

  3. Greg Johnson
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    Hey – this is America. It’s Theater, not theatre.
    – Greg

  4. larry
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    Wonderful! Theater looks great! Any murals on the wall in the actually theater part. Have no idea what the inside would have looked like originally in 1938.

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