How many seats will the theater have?
235 seats in the Main Theater and 40-50 moveable seats in the upstairs theater that can be used for meetings and video conferences
What type of movies will you show?
We will show indie movies and movies that are not first run
What types of entertainment will be available at the Theater beside movies?
The stage will allow us to host plays, live music, and dance. Additionally the space may be made available for large corporate meeting or for use by the school district or other nonprofits.
What work has been done so far?
The original components from the exterior facade have been salvaged, the original floor has been demolished in order to install a new foundation and create a floor that meets ADA requirements, new utilities below the slab are installed, and a new water service for the fire sprinklers is in place. As a part of this work the building has been extended approximately 30’ to accommodate the new stage and exiting.
What’s the status of construction?
Now that the ADA compliant foundation and slab has been completed and all utility service connections have been replaced, the next phase of work will include the framing of the structure, completion of the roof structure and the front of the building. The funding for the work to date was secured through the funding campaign, and is fully paid for.
When will work begin again?
While we have over $1M in pledges we need approximately $1.2 in cash to complete the shell, roof and close in the structure. When those funds are in place construction will start again.
How long will it take to complete the work once you start?
It should take about 9 months to finish the work.
How is fundraising going?
Currently we have over $1 million in pledges that are tied to the final funding of the entire project. In addition to the $1 million in pledges, we need $2.5 million to complete the entire project. Of the $2.5 million required, we need $1.2 million now to begin the next construction phase.
Will the Novato Theater partner with the Mill Valley Film Festival?
Yes! The Novato Theater is a confirmed future venue for the Mill Valley Film Festival!
Where will I park to attend events at the Theater?
There is lots of on-site street parking available Downtown and we have spaces available at City Hall offices—both in the garage and surface lot (after business hours). There is also parking in the Whole Foods lot (covered & free!)
As of: October 2017