The restoration of the Admiral Theater, years in the making, is nearing completion as the landmark building opens "Pier 4", the final part of the conversion from two theaters to four on Friday, Jan. 13. The process of restoration is not quite complete and more changes are coming according to owner of Faraway Entertainment Jeff Brein. "We are working on a few things including a faster online ticketing system, a new popcorn machine and other improvements in the concessions area," he said.
The theater, as promised has four auditoriums, all with new seats, Pier 3 and 4 each have 240 seats and Pier 1 and 2 each seat 106. In getting ready, with three rooms functioning they noticed that seating more people requires better crowd control, so they are working on a more refined and perfected "crowd flow" in the lobby so people don't have to wait outside.