Four businessmen plan to reopen the beloved, single-screen Radford Theatre, and upgrade both its facilities and its offerings.
Paul Pallente, Josh Riggs, James Houston and Mohsin Kazmi are partners in the new venture, which if successful will save a landmark movie house that dates to the 1930s.
The business closed earlier this year, after former owner Frankie Kirk announced he wanted to retire. Kirk bought the theater in 1983 after spending more than 20 years working at the Lyric Theatre in Blacksburg.
According to the Facebook page, the theater will be upgraded and will show not only movies, but present live music and staged theater productions.
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