Belleville’s Pinnacle Playhouse will be showing a new face to the public now that it has the city’s approval to go ahead with a new marquis.
The idea is to refresh the D.L. Storey Centre building, otherwise known as Pinnacle Playhouse, with a design with minimal impact on the structure, but that maximizes street exposure for the playhouse.
Monday night, spokesman Marvin Tucker of the Belleville Theatre Guild, gave a history of the theatre in the city before city council, and said there will be a fundraising campaign as well.
Tucker noted there had been a major renovation at the theatre in 2002. He pointed out that each year the Theatre Guild puts on five plays plus a three one-act plays. About 1,000 people attend each of the plays.
Councillor Ryan Williams suggest the Theatre Guild should reach out to the Bay of Quinte Marketing Board for some assistance.
Tucker noted Neil Simon’s play Rumours is onstage in its final week at the Payhouse right now.
Council agreed to provide $25,000 toward the $94,000 total cost of the sign.
The money will come from the casino infrastructure fund.