The public is invited to join the Los Alamos County Council and County staff at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 14 for the Grand Re-Opening of the Los Alamos Little Theatre, 1670 Nectar Dr.
Refreshments will be served and community members will be able to view a brief showing of the Performing Art Center’s latest play, “Dead Man’s Cell Phone.”
Several years ago, County staff was approached about replacing the roof due to leaks. The LALT roof and siding were constructed during the 1970’s.
Facilities staff performed some temporary repairs at that time.
The LALT Board subsequently approached staff again in early 2011 about replacing the roof as they did not have the funding to undertake such an expensive item due to their non-profit status.
In order to preserve the facility, it was determined to upgrade the entire building envelope.
The project replaced the roof, fascia, soffit and siding, as well as added insulation to the walls and roof for energy conservation. Three doors were replaced.
Some minor electrical upgrades replaced or adjusted some of the exterior lighting. Some old tree stumps were removed, which were impacting the siding in the northeast corner of the property and near a sidewalk.
Seven of the windows on the building were rehabilitated to improve operability. The existing windows have been “mothballed” until such time there is a functional need to spend dollars on those windows.
This method of “Mothballing” is consistent with historic treatments designed to retain the look but cover up non-functioning windows until their use changes.