Major renovations wrap up at historic Polson theater

POLSON — A historic motion picture theater in downtown Polson a short while ago concluded up key renovations, bringing the major city theater practical experience to Lake County.

6 motion picture screens with condition-of-the-art seem and projection high-quality not too long ago concluded renovations bringing new lifetime to a historic Polson theater.

Showboat Stadium 6, formally recognized as Showboat Cinema completed renovations in late August, heading from a two-display theater to six and far more than doubling in capacity sizing.

Showboat Stadium 6 co-owner Gary Dupuis states the new theater was a aspiration project for his relatives, with building commencing in August of 2019. He claims the concluded item is a address for movie-fans.

“Friends of mine went to the movie the other day, they reported well we do not require to journey north or south any longer we have the huge metropolis working experience appropriate here,” Gary Dupuis stated.

Co-owner Becky Dupuis states completely renovating the theater was no straightforward task for the duration of the middle of a pandemic.

With no profits coming in thanks to country-large theater closure, Dupuis claims her relatives relied intensely on COVID-19 reduction to continue to be afloat.

She suggests a Paycheck Defense Program (PPP) personal loan via the compact enterprise affiliation and a unique Movie Theaters Assistant Grant Software through the place of work of then Lieutenant Governor Mike Cooney, aided the small theater avoid catastrophe.

“We would have been bankrupt months ago with out those programs due to the fact it is a ton of revenue and when you are not bringing any revenue in what do you with people, there is almost nothing to be carried out, so we sense very lucky that they set all those applications alongside one another,” Becky Dupuis mentioned.

She says the theater is section of a countrywide association referred to as “Cinema Safe” and is pursuing rigid COVID-19 security recommendations for anyone moving into the creating. Becky pointed out that each individual theater is extensively sanitized just after each individual screening and each individual other row is fully roped off in each individual theater to boost social distancing.

“Theoretically you’re in no way nearer than six-feet to anyone in the auditorium unless you came in with them,” Becky mentioned.

She extra that the increased number of screens will permit the theater to do some enjoyment and one of a kind showings down the highway, which includes an art-household film sequence showcasing documentaries and unbiased films.

“I’m incredibly excited about that since there are so quite a few fantastic films out there that people today just really do not have entry to,” Becky informed MTN Information.

The theater programs on acquiring an formal grand opening occasion once COVID-19 constraints allow.