Planning & Development

The Park Cinema Reopens for a Sequel

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by Josh Wood Saturday October 24, 2009

The Park Cinema ReopensAt 5 PM last night, the Park Cinema officially re-opened as the Rhode Island Center for Performing Arts. Rolfe Square took on a completely different feeling when the theater was illuminated and pods of people spilled out onto the neighboring streets. It was especially striking to see the Park sign at the top of the renovated building glowing once again.

Congratulations to theater owner Piyush Patel for following through on the project in spite of the obstacles.
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Comment

  1. Wow, that’s great. I’ll be sure to stop by when I’m back in RI over Thanksgiving.

    — Dante · Nov 16, 11:32 PM · #

  2. I was wondering if you will be having any events for the Christmas season?? Dinner a jazz show or Christmas show

    — carol · Nov 30, 04:22 PM · #

  3. Carol – the redefined Park, now the Rhode Island Center for Performing Arts, will host A Christmas Carol.

    Josh · Nov 30, 09:45 PM · #

  4. Do have a list of upcoming shows? Can we get Christmas gift certificates? What are box office’s hours?

    Thanks

    — Peggy · Dec 14, 03:31 PM · #

  5. I would like to get a schedule of upcoming events if possible. Thank-you.

    — kathy kalunian · Sep 12, 07:40 AM · #

  6. I would like to be kept informed of the acts coming to the new “RI Center for Performing Arts”. My husband and I will be attending a show there this evening. I have heard good things about the renovations. I look forward to coming to shows there in the future. Thank you.

    — Gail · Oct 16, 12:22 PM · #



 

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