In College Park, Nebraska, a new set of curtains has made a huge difference for an old school theater. As reported in Curtain Call Completed: Grand Island Little Theatre Dedicates New Set of Curtains, Hearing-Assistance System, some seemingly simple changes have had a big impact.
The theater in question is the Hornady-Marshall Theater at College Park. The auditorium is now used for stage productions, but it was designed as a lecture hall. As the GILT board President said, “The curtains were old and not really the right color, and they needed to be updated.”
They turned to the public to raise funds for the project. They were able to raise an impressive $11,000 for the custom curtains, though the total cost was $23,000. The result is that now the theater has actual theater curtains, which will be used in their first performance of the 2015-2016 season: “See How They Run.” The hope is that the curtains will give the theater a professional feel.
That’s not it though – these new curtains are actually much safer than the others. The previous curtains were so outdated that they had to be sprayed in order to be fire resistant. The new draperies are fire grade, so there’s no more fire risk danger.
The school also has more curtains than they used to, so they’re now able to hide more props, sets, etc. backstage – plus they can keep many of the lights hidden. These new curtains are a deep, crimson red. Though the final verdict won’t be in until the first performance of the season, it certainly looks like they’ll have a big impact on the stage production.
It’s no wonder: new curtains always make a big impact. Many savvy homeowners who don’t have the time / money / motivation to redecorate an entire room will turn to their curtains first. Something as simple as swapping out light, breezy cotton curtains with heavy velvet draperies, or vice versa, can make a room feel totally different.
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