Wednesday night the Elmwood Theater had its underground pre-opening.
I had noticed the marquee proclaiming “Wednesday Nite Opening,” this week while traveling on the 51 bus, but calls to their number and surfing the internet had produced no confirmation.
There had been other rumblings before this that had not panned out.
Even Daily Planet staff, aware of everything that goes on in our town, did not know for sure: “Call the hardware store across the street,” they told me, after I failed to reach the Elmwood on the phone.
So when we drove past, “mirabile dictu,” it was indeed opening that evening, over a year after it was suddenly closed for repairs.