Cranford Theater officially reopens with new seats, concession stand

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The Cranford Theater officially reopened to the public Friday, with all new renovations, after it closed suddenly back in September.

Officials held a red carpet grand opening party Thursday night to celebrate.

The theater closed suddenly in September after the operator left in the middle of the night, leaving the town without a theater for the first time in over 93 years.

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Soon after the closing, the owner of the actual theater property decided to do a complete renovation.

"Certainly, the marquee, it's great to see it back on it's a big red Cranford as you drive into town, it's a hallmark of our downtown and it's really important to have them reopen," says Mayor Patrick Giblin.

Renovations for the theater include new seats and a concession stand.

The film selection will include major blockbuster movies, along with special events and artistic pictures.

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