Plans for The Gloria Theatre - Major Phases
Two major phases are planned for the Gloria Theatre, with Phase 1 well under way. The phases are described as follows and are subject to change.
Phase 1 began immediately upon acquisition of the theater. It requires a comparatively small capital investment, but thousands of volunteer hours. This phase transforms the Gloria into a minimally sustainable, short-term business model (dependent on volunteers) and creates a state-of-the-art digital cinema, a performing arts center and a meeting and events venue.
Phase 1 includes 5 sub-phases as follows:
Phase 2 radically transforms the Gloria into a long-term sustainable business model thru major capital investments. It creates capabilities well beyond a basic theater, including a restaurant/café and the use of other floors for banquets and meetings. Paid operational staff replace volunteers during this phase, although capital improvement projects continue to require significant volunteer hours.
Phase 2 includes 7 sub-phases as follows: