As we know, the Galvan Foundation purchased the former Community Theater at Columbia and Seventh streets earlier this year. In announcing its intention to acquire the building last November, Galvan expressed the intention "to develop the building as a gateway to our Depot District Initiative." Today, Galvan made public its plans for the building. The announcement, which appeared on Facebook, is quoted below.
We are pleased to announce our plans to restore the Hudson Community Theater building to create Hudson Forum. This project provides needed entertainment and economic opportunities for the entire community.
Hudson Forum is planned as a regional theater with flexible performance space and room to fit 400 seated attendees and many more for standing room only events. It is adaptable for a range of different performance, including:
- Film Screenings
- Lecture Series
- Community Events
We are thankful for Governor Hochul and New York State's decision to support this project with a $900,000 Empire State Development Grant.
Don't we already have Hudson Hall, doing this very thing?