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Historic Jackie Gleason Theater Renovation Under Way And Nearing Completion

MIAMI BEACH, FL (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — SMG, the management company of the Jackie Gleason Theater and the Miami Beach Convention Center, and the City of Miami Beach are pleased to announce the near completion of a 4.1 million dollar renovation project to the historic 54-year-old theater. As part the Gleason’s ongoing capital improvement project, the theater’s sound and lighting systems, lobbies, restrooms and backstage will be renovated.

Highlights of the project will include new sound and lighting systems, new carpet, lobby lighting, furniture, box office and Founder’s Room renovations, a new concierge desk and novelty sales area, improved food and beverage outlets and upgraded flooring and fixtures in all dressing rooms. Restrooms will also be renovated with increased capacity.

Construction began May 1, 2004 with a planned completion date of October, 2004. Work will progress in stages, with the anticipation that the Theater will remain open during the construction phase of the project. The construction schedule was planned to minimize disruption for patrons and presenters alike.

“The renovations will provide more amenities and conveniences for our patrons and artists for many, many years to come,” said Mitchell Morales, Director of Marketing & Booking. “These improvements will better enhance the overall experience for everyone adding to the already unique and historic Jackie Gleason Theater”

The Jackie Gleason Theater located at 1700 Washington Avenue, in the heart of beautiful Miami Beach. For general Theater information, call the Gleason Hotline at (305) 673-7300 or visit their Web site at For specific questions regarding the impact of the scheduled Theater renovations, contact Mitchell Morales, directly at 305.673.7317. –by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers