By Adelina Osan, Associate Editor
Nashville’s Belcourt Theater is planned to go under renovation starting early 2016, according to the Nashville Business Journal. The 90-year-old cinema theater will receive upgrades worth $4.5 million. The changes will be focused on restoring its history while paving its future.
Located at 2102 Belcourt Ave. in the Hillsboro Village district, Belcourt Theater is a non-profit venue for film, music and performing arts. With a history dating back to 1925, the cinema is a one-of-a-kind attraction in the city. Renovations are now in store for the property after years of restoration planning.
Future upgrades for Belcourt Theater include a third screen, remodeling the lobby and box office, renovating the second floor, replacing all bathrooms and restoring the theatrical fly loft. So far, the cinema raised $2.2 million for the overhaul.
Last year, the Belcourt Theater had 160,000 visitors and 116,964 film tickets sold, making 2014 the best year in the venue’s history.
A grand unveiling for the new Belcourt Theater is set for June 2016. In charge of the renovations is local firm R.C. Mathews Contractor.
Rendering courtesy of Tuck-Hinton Architects