The long awaited opening of the new Pickford Film Center’s “Dream Space” is Thursday, April 7.
The new space has 205 seats split between two movie theaters, new 35mm film and digital projection, sound equipment, and new seats.
The opening screening will be of Charlie Chaplin’s 1931 film “City Lights,” in high-definition and on both screens.
The new building, is more than 100 years old.
“I know it’s been a long time, but it’s totally going to be worth it. It has turned out better than I envisioned,” said Alice Clark, executive director of the Pickford Film Center, which also is the name for the nonprofit.
Renovation of the building, which had been a mercantile store, a nightclub and a church, included a seismic upgrade began in 2007, fundraising continued to raise $3 million for the project as the work progressed.