No, the Showplace Theater is not open. Nor is there any news regarding a reopening date. As much as I would love to have some news on timelines, there has been incremental progress pertaining to facade improvements that are now visible. A short while ago I asked the owner of Showplace Theater if he had any news to share on the reopening front. To that end, the owner is attempting to work toward obtaining a Certificate of Occupancy from The City. In the meantime, new seating has been purchased, and the hope is that, in the future, the venue will once again be home for concerts, comedy shows and other club-like events.
Seeing the latest set of facade upgrades, I am hopeful that it won't be long before we hear news of the Showplace Theater's reopening. With all of the business developments taking place on Amherst Street, opening of The Showplace would be a huge boost to ongoing resurrection efforts in Black Rock.
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