NORTH BEND — Little Theatre on the Bay has received a $18,453 grant from the Oregon Cultural Trust to help finance the historic Liberty Theatre remodel of the lobby. Funds will support Phase III historic theater upgrades including ADA accessible front entry with wide double doors for easier access into the building. A more efficient snack bar that will better serve people is in the plans, with improved lobby lighting and staircase railings.
Phase III of the campaign is designed to upgrade and address structural, safety, and logistical issues in the main community gathering areas. This phase consists of distinct initiatives such as decommissioning the upstairs restrooms, re-aligning the box office and new entry doors for accessibility, upgrading railings on stairway to enhance safety and meet code, upgrading floor covering and paint in the lobby, stairs, and upstairs hallway, and upgrading the concession area to make it more convenient and allow for additional service options and equipment including cash register, popcorn machine, and coolers.