Former American Theater in Troy may become City Council chamber

posted by CSWalczak on May 26, 2011 at 7:50 am

TROY, NY — This city’s Council is looking for a new home for City Hall; one serious candidate is apparently the Dauchy Building on River Street. The building houses a former adult movie theater called the Cinema Art which opened in the 1920’s as the American Theatre. This cinema might become the Council’s official meeting space. The theater closed in 2006 after a police raid.

City residents will get a chance to see the plans for a city hall based in the Dauchy Building at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 26, at Christ Church United Methodist.

In April, the council hired John G. Waite Associates of Albany for $22,000 to perform the feasibility study. Councilman Bill Dunne said the plan suggested the council chambers could locate in the theater instead of the Dauchy’s fourth floor.

There is more in the Times Union.

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