The rebirth of the Norwalk Theatre

Second annual “12 Days of Development” series begins today.
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Dec 10, 2012

 

Roof repairs have begun at the Norwalk Theatre. The most damaged sections have been rebuilt, others resealed and the auditorium roof repairs will begin soon. 

The new owners, Kim and Joe Cerri, purchased the theatre at an auction sale earlier this year. They said they are relieved to have these repairs in progress.

Their story is featured as the first installament of the second annual “12 Days of Development” series, presented by the Norwalk Economic Development Corp. in partnership with the Norwalk Reflector, highlights a variety of positive development projects from this past year that involve expansion, redevelopment, renovation or reinvestment in the community.

From the purchase of the former children’s home and Norwalk Theatre to new retail stores in Uptown Norwalk to manufacturing and healthcare expansion projects, 2012 has been a strong year full of growth and reinvestment in Norwalk and the surrounding area. For each of the 12 days before Christmas, one story will be featured in the Norwalk Reflector about development in the Norwalk area. These good news stories were written with area businesses to help promote the positive activity in the community.

Comments

Guy on a Buffalo

Free ad!

former local

Do you people hate everything? Here is someone investing in the community and trying to save a Norwalk landmark and all you can write is free ad?

tcj1985

Obviously some people have too much time on their hands. LOL. As far as the renovation goes....excellent news!

swiss family

I am happy and excited that the new owners have a vision to save this beautiful historic landmark... I can't help but to wonder that anyone who says anything negative about the restoration, if they might have a conflict of interest somewhere?? like maybe they have a connection to the new theater and feel threatened somehow???

2sense

Good luck with that

Contango

Best wishes for much success to the Cerris on what appears to be IMO a labor of love gamble.

Single screen theaters are relics in the multiplex world.

Trust that they have received or will garner some city tax abatement in order to help offset their investment.

thirtysomething

So happy that they are restoring it! It's an amazing bldg and has the potential. Norwalk will be a better place if we can support a theater the way Sandusky and Mansfield supports theirs!

likeaboss

Kind of surprised that Swissfamily didn't have a problem with this. I think the idea of someone involved with the other theater would be threatened by a theater.

TOPGUN01

REMEMBER BACK IN THE 60,S YOU COULD GO TO ANY STORE AND GET A FREE TICKET TO SEE OLD SCARY MOVIES!EVERY BODY GAINED!THEATER MADE OUT AT THE SNAKE BAR!WE HAVE SEEN SOME OF THE BEST SHOWS THERE!GOOD LUCK!!

jack langhals

Had a lot of dates there,right Mary Jane ?

Kottage Kat

Wonderful news for Norwalk. Top Gun I do remember and I saw " The Fly", I think is the name, scared the tar out of me. Looking forward to having entertainment in Norwalk. With the new and wonderful shops uptown driving the tumbleweeds out, it is exciting to see. Let the naysayers have their day. I for one am supportive of Norwalk and its merchants. Merry Christmas to all, including the comment column Grinches.

swiss family

Welcome back... and a Merry Christmas to you as well!!!

Contango

As a public service and in the spirit of the season for those that are so excited and may want to put their time and/or money where their mouths are:

"For more information about the Norwalk Theater or to get involved, email Kim and Joe at TheNorwalk@gmail.com." (epaper edition)

Most Wanted

Kottage Kat....my oh my! Merry Christmas!