Door Replacement Begins

 
Here's some good news:  The long-anticipated replacement of the Loew's old side exit doors has begun!  If you've seen some of the doors as you walked through the alleyway next to the Loew's, you've probably noticed that they look in pretty rough shape.  In fact, they've been rotting away on their hinged for decades.  The new doors will work smoothly and be much more effective at keeping outside sounds and air from getting into the Theatre.   
 
Part of the work also includes a door you probably haven't seen.  It's the stage load-in door -- the way we're supposed to be able to bring equipment and sets on stage for shows.  The trouble is, that door has been sealed shut for at least the last 40 years.  So for as long as FOL has been running the Loew's, all the equipment needed for live shows has had to be unloaded in the front of the Theatre and carried all the way down to the stage.  That's a lot of trouble, and has been one of the deterrents to presenting more live programs.  So replacing the load in door is really a big step!
 
Side Door Work Starts
Side Door Step Demolition
Concrete Arrives for New Side Step
Cutting Into Old Stage Door
Breaking Through Old Stage Door
 
The work is being funded by a generous grant Friends of the Loew's received from the Hudson County Open Space Trust Fund.  It was designed by HMR Architects, working with FOL's Building Committee.
 
The door replacement project will be going on for a few months, so you'll probably notice the ongoing improvements the next time you come to a show.