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Posted on: January 23, 2020

Fredericksburg Library Celebrates Expanded Theater

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City’s improvements to branch enhance usability and appearance

Fredericksburg Branch of Central Rappahannock Regional Library (CRRL) will hold a Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening for the renovated theater on Thursday, January 30, at 4:30 pm. This event is open to the public. Fredericksburg Branch is located at 1201 Caroline Street, Fredericksburg, 22401.

The theater has been expanded to allow for larger audiences, a sound booth and a larger screen have been installed, the entire space repainted, and the stage floor refinished.

In addition to making improvements to the theater, the City of Fredericksburg has installed new carpeting, enhanced lighting, and added an environmentally friendly water fountain, among other enhancements building wide. Two offices on the lower level have been converted to meeting rooms for customer use. Lastly, security enhancements and landscaping have been upgraded in addition to the recent parking lot expansion.

“The City Council adopted a twenty-year Vision in 2016, and the “Council Priorities” we developed to execute on that Vision included efforts meant to expand City performing arts spaces. This project, along with the doubling of parking, account for more than $500,000 in recent upgrades and investments to our treasured downtown library,” stated Councilwoman Kerry Devine.

CRRL would like to thank the City of Fredericksburg for making Fredericksburg Branch even more useful and pleasant for customers. This popular public multipurpose theater space can now accommodate 220 audience members, up from 160 in its previous form.

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