MILLVILLE — The Levoy Theatre has restructured part of its scheduled performances, a move needed because of a delay in its planned opening.
While the theater was to open Aug. 10, delays in getting all the work done on time forced opening day to be pushed back to Sept. 8.
A statement released by the Levoy Theatre Preservation Society included the following performance dates:
- Paul Thorn, Friday at the Lakeside Performing Arts Center on Sharp Street.
- Rusted Root, Aug. 23 at a venue to be announced.
- The Hunts, Sept. 30 at the Levoy Theatre.
- Masters of Motown, Oct. 25 at the Levoy Theatre.
- Bob Milne, Nov. 10 at the Levoy Theatre.
Theater officials said in the statement that all tickets previously purchased for the now rescheduled shows will be honored on the new dates.
“The Levoy thanks everyone for their patience,” the statement reads.
The more than 100-year-old theater on High Street is in the final stages of an $8.5 million renovation.
The original Aug. 3 opening was delayed when work was interrupted by the June 30 storm that ravaged parts of Cumberland County.
Levoy officials pushed the opening date to Aug. 10. That date was rescheduled for Sept. 8 because workers still needed time to finish some of the work, including complex technical systems.
In announcing the decision to delay the Aug. 10 opening, Levoy operators said the project’s general contractor, Ogren Construction of Vineland, “indicates that there are critical integration issues to be finalized, and the process of commissioning the highly sophisticated systems will require additional time.”
“The general contractor accepts responsibility for the delay,” the statement reads.
City officials and local merchants hope the reopened theater will attract new customers to shops in the downtown High Street business district.
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