They literally tore the roof off the stage of the Landmark Theatre. Demolition crews, under the watchful eye of project manager Aaron Walter from local construction company Hueber-Breuer, removed the top of the theater about two months ago. A new roof will eventually be put into place to accommodate the new stage that is 12 feet taller.
Work continues on schedule at the 362 S. Salina St. palace, all with the goal of having a stage large enough to bring in traveling Broadway shows. The onset of Daylight Saving Time, plus the coming summer (we promise), also mean that crews can keep working well into the evening. “Winter’s tough when you have to stop working at 4:30,” Walter says.
While not a stage play, the first confirmed act once the Landmark is ready to go will be comedian Bill Cosby on Friday, Nov. 10. Look for continual updates about renovation in the pages of the Syracuse New Times.