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Suffolk Theater Hosts Ribbon Cutting Friday

After months of anticipation, the theater opens its doors on Friday; a gala opening party takes place on Saturday.

Excitement is mounting and the clock is ticking with only one day before the rebor Suffolk Theater opens its doors on Friday.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held under the marquee on Friday at 10 a.m., complete with the music of Bob Barta's Sunnyland Jazz Band.

And on Saturday, aftter months of anticipation, the newly renovated Suffolk Theater host "Back to the Thirties," a grand opening gala.

The cocktail party will feature Grammy-award winning Vince Giordana and his Nighthawks Orchestra and celebrate the era.

Festivities kick off at 6 p.m. and include drinks, dancing, food, signature cocktails, costumed characters, and video entertainment. Guests are encouraged to attend in 1930s garb.

The art deco Suffolk Theater opened in December 1939 and closed its doors in 1987, due to the shifting economy and the birth of the multiplex.

Bob and Dianne Castaldi purchased it in 2005 with the vision of creating a cutting edge performing arts center.

The theater has been  restored and transformed into a flex space, state of the art, theatrical performance venue. Except for the replaced carpet, the interior of the theater remains as it was in 1933. The theater interior flourishing, woodland-motif murals and carvings, mosaic water fountain, woven wall coverings and crane-etched windows are all intact.

To purchase tickets for the opening gala, which cost $125 per person, click here.

Last week, an invitation-only party was held at the theater to kick off the festivities.

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