Fulton County Express
GLOVERSVILLE — The Glove Performing Arts Center marquee is undergoing a transformation.
According to Glove Director Richard Samrov, the theater has enlisted the help of General Manager Nino “Tony” Pazzaglia to repair the theater’s aging marquee.
“Tony came to me and said, ‘What about curb appeal?’ and I thought that was interesting,” Samrov said. “Our goal is to be able to make it appealing for people to come in.”
The project would have cost more than an estimated $150,000 to complete, however Pazzaglia has offered to volunteer his labor, saving much needed funds. Pazzaglia said he has already put a lot of work into it, but there is still much to do.
“We’re refacing the entire thing with brand new metal but keeping it historically correct,” Pazzaglia said. “We’re also trying to raise money to put digital LED marquee lighting on it. We’re copying the existing marquee except for the light sockets.”
Pazzaglia believes its important to do the renovation because the theater currently doesn’t have any curb appeal. He hopes it will also brighten up downtown Gloversville.
As far as when the project will be completed, Pazzaglia said ongoing fundraising will determine how long it takes.
The theater has held several fundraising events, including a Marquee Madness Fundraiser in May. The theater’s next event is scheduled for Sep. 16 at 7 p.m. and will feature the band Lustre Kings. Two events are also scheduled in October, including Maddhaus / FM The Band on Oct. 14 at 7:30 p.m. and the Todd Hobin Band on Oct. 21 at 6:30 p.m.
The theater is at 42 N. Main St. in Gloversville. For more information, call 773-8255 or visit www.glovetheatre.org.