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Theater facelift winding down to credits; interior work next


July 25, 2018

THOMAS BAHAM, on ladder, works Friday on a new lightpost in the parking lot next to the Rio Theater with help from his son T.J.Baham, left, and Stewart Curtis.

The Rio Theater's new exterior improvements on the building being developed into a second theater are nearly done, owner Thomas Baham said as he and his son T.J. ran cables Friday for a new sound system.

Baham still has a lot of work left to do inside the new building, but just a few things remain outside.

Last year, Baham began sprucing up outside the theater, creating a new park space behind the theater, and purchased neighboring 1351 Main St., the former site of Deb and Beth Hair and Nail. During the spring, he went to work inside and outside the new building.

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