The Academy Center of the Arts is excited to announce that not only will the historic Academy Theatre see the addition of a new lobby changing the face of the facility on Main Street, but that the historic theatre façade is also undergoing a major change. Starting on February 6, 2018, scaffolding covering the façade of the historic theatre will be removed, revealing new colors that through scientific analysis have been discovered to be the original colors of the theatre when it was rebuilt in 1912 (after a fire in 1911). Through microscopy analysis executed by Evergreene Architectural Arts, a firm leading the historic plaster and paint work on the project, it was discovered that a peachy ochre gold color laid under the existing pink fields of paint that have been on the Academy’s façade for decades. There was also a soft grey sage where the white ornament has existed for years. “I love it,” said Academy Center of the Arts Executive Director Geoffrey Kershner. “A couple of years ago we rebranded the organization to reflect a new approach to who we are and what we do. I feel these new theatre colors also rebrand the building. […]
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