MONTCLAIR, NJ (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — The Bowery Presents has teamed with Andy Feltz to re-open the historic Wellmont Theater in Montclair, N.J., under the banner of Montclair Entertainemnt.
The Bowery Presents operates The Bowery Ballroom and the Mercury Lounge and Terminal 5 along with the recently opened Music Hall of Williamsburg but this will be their first venture across the river in New Jersey. Andy Feltz is a seasoned promoter who ran the Beacon Theatre in New York from 1986 and currently promotes at the United Palace Theater.
The venue will undergo an extensive $3 million dollar renovation to remove seating on the main floor, and the slanted floor will be sculpted into three tiers rising away from the front of the stage to provide a flexible set-up to hold 2,000 or more people. The newly renovated space will feature state-of-the-art sound, lighting, broadcasting and recording systems, which will also have the capability to be used for Internet, TV and radio broadcasts.
"The Wellmont Theater is in my hometown, my kids go to school here," Feltz, a Montclair resident explained in a local blog. "We'll do the right thing." – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers