Her business plan has the venue reopening by mid-February as a cinema, followed by a live-music, dance, cabaret and theatre venue as the building’s infrastructure is improved. Visual art will be showcased in the foyer, and podcasts and streaming video of performances will be offered online.
The theatre’s proximity to both the Vancouver East Cultural Centre and the W.I.S.E. Hall doesn’t worry Holmes. “The W.I.S.E. Hall is actually talking about lending us equipment to get us started faster, because if we can create a community of theatres here, we’ll be way stronger, and hopefully we can even improve this area.”