By Katie Peikes,
The Herald Journal
Published: Tuesday, July 14, 2015

A local theater company’s renovations to the historic Utah Theatre are nearing completion, coinciding with the company’s intentions to re-open the theater this fall.

The Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theatre (UFOMT) is currently in the process of preparing to repaint the theater’s walls. Gary Griffin, UFOMT’s managing director, said that a designer is building a decoration for the proscenium, and LED lights will adorn it. An organ will provide live musical accompaniment for silent movies.

In addition, a new crown molding will encircle the theater.

Griffin said that when it opens this fall, the intention is to provide the community with live productions, which the theater has never been associated with before.

In addition, the community will be entertained there by classic movies, concerts and organ recitals. The aim centers on providing the community with a classy venue that fits with the scope of downtown.

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