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Suffolk Theater reopens in Riverhead

The newly refurbished Suffolk Theater on East Main

The newly refurbished Suffolk Theater on East Main Street in Riverhead is set to re-open Friday night. (February 25, 2013) Photo Credit: Gordon M. Grant

The last time the Suffolk Theater in downtown Riverhead was open for business, "Dirty Dancing" played on its Art Deco-framed single screen. When it reopens March 2, 2013, opening night headliners Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks will play that night.

"We've tried to replicate the glory that was in this place," says Dianne Castaldi, one of the people responsible for the renovations. "That's our vision." From the lighting fixtures to the carpeting, the Suffolk Theater has undergone an old-is-new-again rebirth.

This photo from the Riverhead Town Historian shows
Photo Credit: Riverhead Town Historian

This photo from the Riverhead Town Historian shows the Suffolk Theater on it's opening day in 1933.

A painter applies a coat of varnish to
Photo Credit: Gordon M. Grant

A painter applies a coat of varnish to a door in the newly refurbished Suffolk Theater on East Main Street in Riverhead. The theater is set to re-open Friday night. (February 25, 2013)

Marquee of the newly refurbished Suffolk Theater on
Photo Credit: Gordon M. Grant

Marquee of the newly refurbished Suffolk Theater on East Main Street in Riverhead. The theater is set to re-open Friday night. (February 25, 2013)

Wide interior from balcony of the sitting area
Photo Credit: Gordon M. Grant

Wide interior from balcony of the sitting area and stage of the newly refurbished Suffolk Theater on East Main Street in Riverhead. The theater is set to re-open Friday night. (February 25, 2013)

Frank Sommers of Sommers Construction looks over blueprints
Photo Credit: Gordon M. Grant

Frank Sommers of Sommers Construction looks over blueprints in the newly refurbished Suffolk Theater on East Main Street in Riverhead. The theater is set to re-open Friday night. (February 25, 2013)

This is the entranceway of the newly refurbished
Photo Credit: Gordon M. Grant

This is the entranceway of the newly refurbished Suffolk Theater on East Main Street in Riverhead, set to re-open Friday night. (February 25, 2013)

This is a view from second floor of
Photo Credit: Gordon M. Grant

This is a view from second floor of the newly refurbished Suffolk Theater on East Main Street in Riverhead, set to re-open Friday night. (February 25, 2013)

The newly refurbished Suffolk Theater on East Main
Photo Credit: Gordon M. Grant

The newly refurbished Suffolk Theater on East Main Street in Riverhead is set to re-open Friday night. (February 25, 2013)

This is the entranceway of the newly refurbished
Photo Credit: Gordon M. Grant

This is the entranceway of the newly refurbished Suffolk Theater on East Main Street in Riverhead, set to re-open Friday night. (February 25, 2013)

The newly refurbished Suffolk Theater on East Main
Photo Credit: Gordon M. Grant

The newly refurbished Suffolk Theater on East Main Street in Riverhead is set to re-open Friday night. (February 25, 2013)

A mural in the upper bar area has
Photo Credit: Gordon M. Grant

A mural in the upper bar area has been restored inside the newly refurbished Suffolk Theater on East Main Street in Riverhead. The theater is set to re-open Friday night. (February 25, 2013)

The Suffolk Theater on Main Street in Riverhead
Photo Credit: Randee Daddona

The Suffolk Theater on Main Street in Riverhead is being renovated to all it's art deco glory, expecting to open in March. (Dec. 18, 2012)

RIVERHEAD, NY, MAY 10, 2012:Renovation takes place in
Photo Credit: Newsday Ed Betz

RIVERHEAD, NY, MAY 10, 2012:Renovation takes place in the Suffolk Theater, in Riverhead, NY, May 10, 2012. Photo by Ed Betz

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