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Joylan Theatre renovations set to begin Aug. 9

Photo submitted The Joylan Theatre will temporarily close this month to undergoing renovations in preparation for the theater’s 70th anniversary this fall.

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The Joylan Theatre will temporarily close this month to undergoing renovations in preparation for the theater’s 70th anniversary this fall.

The Joylan Theatre is expected to undergo renovations this summer beginning Aug. 9 in preparation for its 70th anniversary to be celebrated this fall.
The final movie showing for the summer will take place on Thursday, Aug. 8 with renovations beginning the next day and lasting through the end of September, with movies expected to resume in early October.
The renovation project is through the partnership of building owners Watermark Wesleyan Church/Springville Crossing and Movie Business owners Ted and Debby Adams.
“Being a Springville native and knowing what the Joylan Theatre means to our community makes me so excited, thankful and humbled to be a part of these renovations,” said Pastor Keith Clark of Springville Crossing.
Springville Crossing Church is currently in the process of becoming a multi-site location of Watermark Wesleyan Church, which will further enhance church and community services that have already been offered by Springville Crossing.
Highlights of the building renovations include:
• New theater seating, offering more leg room while adhering to a traditional look fitting the history of the space.
• Additional lobby/reception space.
• Extension of the front stage by nine feet to accommodate future events and church services.
• Installation of permanent multi-media booth for operation of audio, video projection and lighting for special events and church services.
• Enhanced lighting for the stage area.
“Our goal is to utilize this space in ways that bless and enhance our community and thus allow its legacy and viability to extend well into the future,” Clark said.
The movie business is one of two primary tenants of the building, with Springville Crossing Church as the other.
The church has held services in the theater since 2012. Their final service in the theater for the summer will be Sunday, Aug. 4.
Springville Crossing will offer several outdoor services and activities during summer renovation, returning to the theater following renovations in October. Details about summer events can be found at springvillecrossing.com.
“We believe such renovations and the partnership Springville Crossing is entering into with Watermark Wesleyan provides an incredible opportunity to happen,” Clark said. “It will be a big win for our community.”
Current seats will be available to the community for a donation of $25 per seat to assist with the cost of renovations.
Anyone interested in acquiring current seats should contact Crystal at (208) 520-6914 or crystal@springvillecrossing.org.

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