Alhambra undergoing renovations, seats up for purchase

As the Alhambra Theatre undergoes major renovations, the Pennyroyal Arts Council intends to sell the older seats to help generate funds and impart history to citizens.

The current seats are going to be replaced by new ones, so Director Margaret Prim says that means the old ones are up for grabs. She says the seats are 75 years old and are a piece of history for both the theatre and the community.

They’ll be sold at $10 a piece but Prim says they will be in sets of three to four chairs.

All the money raised will go to benefit the renovation, which has been underway for some time with the replacement of the old neon sign and curtains, and now continues with new flooring and creation of a new area upstairs.

The seats can be purchased Thursday from 9 a.m. until noon, Friday from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. until noon.

Prim says they will be raising money in a capitol campaign to fund in additional renovations needs and for future shows at the theatre. She says there are many ways to donate to the cause, including a new seat naming program, joining the five-year membership 1928 club and buying a season ticket.

The theatre is currently closed and set to reopen in the fall. For more information, or to follow the renovation process, like the Alhambra Theatre Facebook page.