Renovations nearly complete on Asheboro’s historic Sunset Theatre
By Meg Smith | Published by News 14 Carolina
May 29, 2013
After about six months of construction, the Sunset Theatre’s renovation project is nearly complete, and workers are putting the finishing touches on it.
“When you walk into this theatre, which is a courtyard with a Spanish style, it’s going to be reminiscent of the 1930s,” said Felix Ward with the City of Asheboro.
In about two months, construction will be complete, with room for 400 people to enjoy the show.
“It’s a total gut out. We’re installing a new HVAC system, and with electric, mechanical and plumbing. But all the original plaster, the stage and the seats are going to be restored,” said Will Anderson with Rehab Builders, Inc.
Throughout the construction process, workers have found some hidden treasures along the way.
“Anytime you’re in an 80 year old building, there’s some things you discover along the way. They found an Asheboro Coke bottle which is very unique, because it was manufactured two doors down,” Ward said.
Once theatre leaders hold their grand opening celebration, they’re hoping to begin showing movies for both kids and adults in October, along with lots of plays.
“By next year, we hope to have 220 events a year in the theatre,” Ward said.