Curtains Up: Flint treated to public ribbon-cutting ceremony at Capitol Theatre
FLINT, Mich. --History is being made in downtown Flint.
For the first time, the public is seeing the $37 million restoration of the Capitol Theatre.
It's been closed for almost 20 years.
The first thing you will notice when you step inside this 90-year-old theatre is how it's brighter in here.
The other thing that will grab you is when you look up--the ceiling looks like a starlit sky, just the way it did when it opened back in 1927.
For more than a year, work crews restored this 1600 seat theatre that was built in Italian Renaissance style.
The walls are made to look like old Italy.
Painters lead by Flint's Steve Heddy, wanted to get it right, so they did their best to follow the way it originally looked.
Uptown Reinvestment is partnering with the whiting to bring new life to what is now a nonprofit theatre.
After the ribbon cutting, the public was invited in to see the renovations in what has become one of the most anticipated openings in Flint in a long time.