Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Connecticut Wanders: The Warner Theatre

Last Friday evening my BFFE Lori and her husband Tim treated Paul and I to a fun evening at the Warner Theatre in Torrington CT.  The Warner Theatre is a beautifully restored "Movie Palace" built by Warner Brothers Studios in 1931, and it was described as "Connecticut's most beautiful theatre."  It slowly deteriorated in the 1960's-1980's due to postponed maintenance from lack of funds and declining  business.  In 1982, it face foreclosure and demolition.

A concerned group of citizens formed the non-profit Northwest Connecticut Association for the Arts, Inc. (NWCAA) to save the theatre, and successfully raised the funds to purchase the theatre.  The NCA continued their efforts over the following years, and the Warner Theatre truly is a "Palace" for the performing arts (http://www.warnertheatre.org/restoration.htm).

The featured guest on Friday evening was comedian  John Pinette. His comedy was refreshingly clever and funny.  Little to no foul language or comments you might be embarrassed to have your mother or children hear.  We all all laughed so hard that our cheeks hurt by the end of the show from smiling so much. 

Thank you Lori and Tim for a fun filled evening.

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