York performing arts center investing millions in renovations

Nearly $4 million in capital renovations will be invested by the Appell Center for the Performing Arts in York.

The renovations to the center’s historic theaters and larger facility will be done this summer and include the following:

  • Replacement of the HVAC system throughout the facility, including roof-top units, interior air management devices and system controls. State of the art bipolar ionization and air filtering technologies to provide the cleanest possible air to theater patrons will be included in the work.
  • Renovation of the Strand Theatre concessions areas, including new service equipment and beer taps, improved design, and accessibility. The improvements are expected to expand product options and improve service speed at events.
  • Replacement of aging exterior doors and installation of accessibility hardware. Many of the doors on the historic theaters date back 40 years or more. New doors are expected to improve climate efficiency and ease of use. Accessibility hardware will provide automatic opening of doors for those needing such assistance.

“Central to the mission of the Appell Center is to maintain our Strand and Capitol Theatres and provide the best possible experience for our performers and guests,” President and CEO Todd Fogdall said in a statement. “These renovations will address critical needs that underlie everything that happens within our walls.”

Article by Ed Gruvercpbj.com