The Norwood Theatre sign and marquee as it looked in 1980.

Norwood Center soon will boast an up-to-date theatre featuring first-run movies. Construction is scheduled to begin immediately on a $150,-000 renovation of the existing Norwood Theatre.

Louis Chiaramonte, vice president of the merchandising display company which designs and builds theatres for Smith Enterprises, owner of the local cinema, met with the Board of Selectmen Tuesday to clarify possible problems connected with the proposal.

The new theatre will have some 980 seats behind the modern glass doors of the inner and outer lobbies. The seats will be of the latest push-back type and new drapes and a larger candy counter will be featured. New ceramic tile restrooms will be constructed.

The marquees will be moved back some 3 to 4 feet above which the new landmark will identified with a raised Glue-plastic “Cinema” in cursive letters on a white-stucco background.

Chiaramonte estimated that the theatre will be closed for some six weeks during the renovation.

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