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Kentucky Theatre will close in October for renovations

The Kentucky Theatre announced it will close most of October 2017 for renovations to its concession stand and sound in the main theater.
The Kentucky Theatre announced it will close most of October 2017 for renovations to its concession stand and sound in the main theater. 2014 Herald-Leader file photo

The Kentucky Theatre will close for most of October for renovations to its concession stand, restrooms and acoustic updates.

The announcement came in a Saturday morning post on the theater’s Facebook page.

“After 25 years, it’s time for a concessions facelift, repairs to the restrooms, and acoustical updates in the KY’s Main Theatre!” the post started. It said the theater will close Oct. 2 and reopen Oct. 27.

It will be the latest in a series of updates for the downtown cinema that have included new carpeting, seats and the installation of digital projectors in both the main Kentucky Theatre and smaller State Theatre. The theater is currently showing “Maudie” and “Brad’s Status” and next week will host the world premiere showing of “Lucky,” as part of the Harry Dean Stanton Fest. The movie is only the second starring role for the revered character actor, who died last week at age 91.

There is also one more midnight showing of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” Sept. 30, before the theater closes. (It’s also a safe bet “Rocky” will be on the schedule when the theater reopens the weekend before Halloween.)

Rich Copley: @copiousnotes.

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