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First Look: Grandview Theater & Drafthouse

Walker Evans Walker Evans First Look: Grandview Theater & DrafthousePhotos by Walker Evans.
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After several months of construction, the shuttered Grandview Theatre is being reborn tonight as the new Grandview Theater and Drafthouse. The venue was acquired by the owners of Studio 35 Cinema & Drafthouse in Clintonville, who have completely renovated and refreshed the entire space.

Co-Owner Eric Brembeck noted that fans of Studio 35 will notice a lot of similarities between the two spaces, including enhanced pre-movie seating areas and a bar featuring 40 beers on tap (including a lot of local beer). While the venue doesn’t have an in-house kitchen, pizzas from Panzera’s can be ordered from the bar, similar to the setup at Studio 35.

The theater is surrounded with new soundproofing, and the main room features new equipment, new seating, and new tables for drinks and dining that have been fabricated from reclaimed barn-wood. Outside, the marquee has been reborn with new retro-styled signage that will alert passersby to the changes and the re-opening.

The Grandview Theater & Drafthouse re-opens tonight at 7pm with Captain America: Civil War (click here to read our official review.)

For more information, visit www.grandviewtheater.com.

All photos by Walker Evans.

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