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RiverView Theater and Hall to close for renovations

4 years 10 months 3 days ago Wednesday, March 28 2018 Mar 28, 2018 March 28, 2018 5:59 AM March 28, 2018 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
Photo: Times of Shreveport

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Renovations spurred by the need to be compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act will close a RiverView Theater and Hall in Louisiana for a year.

The Times of Shreveport reports the RiverView Theater and Hall in Shreveport will be closed from June 2018 to June 2019. The renovations were spurred by a federal mandate that states the RiverView Theater and Hall must be compliant with ADA, which prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life.

ADA updates include wheelchair accessible restrooms, new chairs in the theater, and other improvements. Shreveport Public Assembly & Recreation Department Director Shelly Ragle says the renovation budget for the 50-year-old facility that has not had major renovations since it was constructed is $3.2 million.

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