Today, there's an article in the Albany Business Review about Galvan's plans for the old Community Theater: "$15 million investment would restore downtown Hudson theater." The reporter seems to have a less than accurate grasp of Hudson geography. Few Hudsonians would describe the location of the old movie theater as "downtown." Also, its proximity to the two apartment buildings Galvan has proposed is exaggerated: "The building is just four blocks from where the nonprofit foundation has the funding and municipal approvals for a $40 million mixed-income housing and commercial development it's calling the Depot District."
You can imagine why this is particularly important to us given that the Depot District is right up the street.…We have gotten an incredible response from the community. It's hard to remember a project so favorably received. A lot of people have memories of going to movie screenings there and other events.
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They've gotten "an incredible response from the community?" And it's "favorably received?" Is this Hudson, NJ they're talking about?ReplyDelete
I thought maybe we just returned to a Stranger Things Hudson, and ended up in the the Upside Down World.Delete
Hudson NJ is a county, not a municipality. My butt is parked in it as I pound this out. The only thing I think would have an "incredible" response down here is free beer. There is a municipality in Ohio however, called Hudson, that is very desirable since it is nestled against the incredibly beautiful upstream portion of the Cuyahoga River (now protected in a National Park), yes that Cuyahoga River, that once caught fire downstream.Delete
Attending Planning Board meetings via Zoom now and having to regularly see Dan Kent's face, as well as the face of Galvan's attorney Charlie Gottlieb, makes me want to wretch. They are both so slimy. My guess is that the PB feels similarly -- "Hurry and approve whatever they want, just MAKE THEM GO AWAY."ReplyDelete
My bad. Those WRETCHES make me want to RETCH.Delete
Why is restoring this gem a bad thing?ReplyDelete
Question is for nay sayers.
It's not what's being restored, it's who is hoping to do the job. There is is ample evidence that Galvan, in all their questionable names/foundations, is not to be trusted. Trusted to do good for themdelve$, but, regardless of what they claim, not trusted to do what is ultimately good for all of, and the future of, Hudson. In short, they are in it for themselves and full of hooey. B HustonDelete
I'm still disappointed that we aren't going to see Maria Abramovic confine herself to a wooden cage for 40 days and subsist on nothing but water in that space.ReplyDelete
there has been an incredible response, indeed, incredibly negative and aghast. we should all write to the Albany Business Review to voice our response on the DEPOT DISTRICT.ReplyDelete
however, the theatre is pretty cool if it actually gets done.
Politics and personal feelings aside if this building was truly reverted to the glorious theater it once was it would benefit all. Once local theater legend Bruce Mitchinson closed a few years back we would (pre-pandemic) travel to the Millerton Moviehouse, Albany's Spectrum or Red Hook Lyceum to see a movie. Growing up a block away from the Community Theatre nothing was more exciting than watching for the latest posters to go in the glass display cases. Countless weekend matinees filled with westerns, horror and movies of all genres. I doubt we would ever see that again but it is nice to dream !ReplyDelete
Shout out to Claudia and Linda @ TSL for an occasional musical film viewing. Still marveling over "The Sound of My Voice " the Linda Ronstadt documentary.ReplyDelete
That Linda Ronstadt documentary was fantastic. Highly recommended.ReplyDelete
Incredible response is right. We are incredulous that Galvan could possibly do anything that is not completely self-serving.ReplyDelete