Last updated August 24, 2013
Albany Civic Theater
September: Exterior fix-ups!
Join us for a work party
The month of September is an exciting month for Facilities at ACT, as we will be working on beautifying the exterior of our building on all three sides at the same time!
The back wall will be repainted by Fitzpatrick Painting. There will be minor changes in the appearance of the back wall in addition to a coat of paint. John Sams is the project manager and Eric Jones is the Lead Man on this work. This is made possible by a grant from the nice folks at CARA. If someone out there has previous experience or a knack for removing paint from windows, John would be delighted to talk to you.
The front wall of the theater will also see some needed facilities maintenance attended to. Under the project management of John Sams and with volunteer opportunities for all, this work will include resealing and repainting the ACT 2 windows, perhaps some work on the awnings and a refurbishing of the marquee. Any of you who love to paint in high visibility locations where you can really take pride in improving the appearance of the facility or have skills in window installations and other millwork are going to be delighted to put your skills to use here. We have no grant for this work, so the more we can self-perform, the better.
Last, we have applied for assistance through the United Way Day of Caring to get assistance in washing down our masonry wall on the side of the theater and sprucing up the side and back of the theater under the loading dock. If any of you own raingear and want to wade right into a wet job, please sign up to join us as the power washer crew works on Friday, September 23rd.
For more information on any of these opportunities, contact John Sams at firstname.lastname@example.org or 541-760-5917.
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Remodeling coordinator Oscar Hult paints trim
outside the new front door.
We've replaced the marquee sign and and lighting to complete our two-year facade remodeling effort, a project which began in mid-2005, continued through surprises (asbestos!) and by 2007 had restored our building to something resembling its original, early-1900s appearance. Many thanks to project coordinator Oscar Hult and the dozens of volunteers who put so much time and effort into this project!
But the job of maintaining an old building is never done. As always, much of the work will be done by volunteers. To find out about upcoming work parties,
While box office revenue pays our production and overhead costs, individual and corporate donations are what permit us to continue improving our theater and our production equipment.
Here's how things looked from the inside in the early months of our 2007 facade restoration. (Photo by Oscar Hult)
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