An old Vaudeville theater is on track to being completed renovated. The 1924 Strand Theater is screening films for the first time since the start of renovations.
This weekend the Plattsburgh theater is hosting two independent films for the public. One of the films, "Northern Borders," is directed by a Vermonter.
The theater crew says they've completed most of the work you would see, things like the chandelier, seating and décor. But the sound system, wiring and dressing rooms still need to be funded.
The crew calls events like the film screening part of the "hard hat" season.
"I feel a lot of pride and I feel excitement for our community. This is going to be a game changer for downtown Plattsburgh. We're already seeing the effects of the economic impact with the restaurants being full and when there's an event the people lined up around the corner. It's really rewarding to see," said Leigh Mundy of the NCCCA Arts Center.
Theater crews say the goal is to have the theater done by spring of next year. They hope to raise the remaining $500,000 to finish the renovations.