Old Theater Becomes New Library

  • 01/24/2014
  • Reporters Desk

The public is invited to attend the Demolition Ceremony for the Atlantic Theater, which will be replaced with the new North Neighborhood Library, at 10 a.m. Jan. 25 in Long Beach.

The 25,000-square-foot facility will be a state-of-the-art focal point for the North Village Center. It will feature artistic glass walls and green foliage, and incorporate the theater’s tower into a glass roof overlooking a reading room.  The library will offer areas for children, teens and adults, as well as a community center and pedestrian plaza.

Built in the early 1940s, the Atlantic Theater operated as a contemporary Art Deco-style venue for more than 40 years before being adapted and reused for various purposes, most recently as a church and as a discount furniture store.

Venue: Atlantic Theater
Location: 5870 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach

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