OUR ACHIEVEMENTS AND MORE TO DO
Our charge as caretakers of two of New York State’s historic architectural jewels is one we take very seriously, and we are proud of our successes.
Some of the $9 million in capital projects we have accomplished since 1994 at our namesake theater include structural and exterior stabilization; marquee and façade restoration; HVAC upgrades; improvements to the 35 mm and digital projection systems; and stagehouse, box office and lobby renovations.
At UPAC, the list of renovations and upgrades since the merger with the Bardavon in 2007 is also impressive. During the preliminary phases of our plan, we received $2 million in government and private sector funding for improvements to and/or restoration of the surrounding storefronts, façade masonry, auditorium sound-mix position, wheelchair seating, projection booth and 35mm systems, the green room, and the façade building, portico, and stagehouse roofs.
This aspect of our job only grows more significant as our buildings grow older. As with any historic structure, there will always be more work to do! On the horizon are a number of priority projects that we hope to begin soon.
As the economy recovers, we will begin to make plans for a rigorous and ambitious drive to fund our $4 million punch-list of additional capital projects at UPAC. Topping that list are:
• further masonry repairs and restoration
• emergency exit and HVAC upgrades
• Encore Room and courtyard renovations
• the addition of more auditorium wheelchair seating
• restroom expansion
• construction of a new lobby concourse annex
And at the Bardavon, we have begun planning a $500,000 Exterior Envelope Restoration project.
We are grateful that our neighbors and audiences understand the significant role our theaters play in the health and vitality of the communities we serve. We hope you’ll continue to help us restore our structures so they remain strong for generations to come. You can do so with a gift to the Esplanade Walk of Fame or to Restoration & Preservation.
© 2014 Bardavon/UPAC
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