Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Neighborhood Theatre open house Wednesday

The recently remodeled Neighborhood Theatre had to postpone its official opening four times earlier this month, but the popular NoDa music venue will reopen its doors Wednesday to allow customers to take a peak before its first official show Saturday.

Charlotte singer-songwriter Reeve Coobs (pictured) will perform during a free open house Wednesday at 8 p.m.

In addition to new sound and lighting equipment and new bathrooms, the theater has a new look. The bar, which is accessible from the concert hall side now, looks like a modern art throwback to what I imagine it may have looked like when the venue first opened as a movie theater in 1945. The silver ceiling tiles are a nice touch. There's also new artwork gracing the bar area.

If you can't make the open house the New Familiars play Saturday with Brock Butler and the Train Wrecks. Tickets are $12 to $15. The website, www.neighborhoodtheatre.com, remains the same.