Roxy Renovation Phase 2 with Energy Upgrades
Fire Mountain Arts Council (FMAC) is in the midst of an ambitious, multi-faceted renovation to address urgent and long-needed improvements to the Roxy Theater.
These improvements will assure the long-term viability of the Roxy Theater and the capability of its programs to serve the community and its youth for decades to come and will help drive economic well-being of eastern Lewis County.
By November 1, 2023—with the support from generous donors, grantors and volunteers, and the work of excellent contractors—FMAC has accomplished the following:
- Remodeled Roxy’s front entry with inviting, weather-sealed glass doors.
- Replaced old halogen stage lighting with an energy-efficient LED system.
- Removed old roof-mounted heat pumps and ductwork and installed an energy-efficient HVAC system with internal ducting, including ductless heat pumps for the projection room and stage.
- Reroofed the Roxy, adding 2” rigid insulation and installing reflective vinyl roof membrane on the upper roof and double-layered, white touchdown on the lower roof.
- Installed wainscoting, recycled from old-growth fir flooring from the Roxy’s original balcony, down 3/4 of the vomitorium. More boards to come to finish this job.
- Framed, roofed, sided, insulated, rough plumbed & wired, sheet rocked, and installed windows, sprinklers and DOAS systems in Roxy’s long-needed backstage/multi-purpose addition.
Now come the next steps:
- Complete construction of the ADA-accessible backstage/multi-purpose addition.
- Connect the new addition to the Tiller Arts Center via a covered breezeway.
- Add exterior signage and artwork.
Construction of Roxy Theater Backstage/Multi-purpose Addition
Scope of work
The building permit was approved on March 17, 2023, and ground-breaking followed the next week. Check out progress in the photo gallery below.
The scope of the backstage/multi-purpose addition project includes, but is not to be limited to, the following, per plans and specifications (see links to these documents below):
- Site preparation
- Construction of:
- Concrete floor
- Framing and insulation
- Siding, windows, and doors, including new doors for entrances into the existing structure
- Roof: white TPO on 2-story roof; double layer torch-down with white surface on one story
- Plumbing: one sink
- Electrical per code requirements and including, but not limited to, lighting over make-up counter
- Fire suppression system
- HVAC system
- Interior finish work, including, but not limited to, sink cabinet, make-up counter and under-stairway cupboards
- Required inspections
Plans and Specifications
Support for Roxy Renovation Phase 2 with Energy Upgrades
The success of this project is a testament to the generous support from volunteers, donors and grantors