The second round of demolition is underway, June 2016. Once construction starts, we’re projecting a schedule of roughly eight months. We aim to open by late spring or early summer of 2017, just in time to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Playhouse!
The Bedford Playhouse opened its doors in April 1947 to much fanfare. It had a state of the art sound system and projection, air conditioning and an exterior designed to blend in with the historic village of Bedford. The owner and designer, Joseph H. Stearns, was a resident of Pound Ridge.
When the theater was divided into two smaller theaters in 1983, it lost much of its majesty. Friends of Bedford Playhouse plan to create a vibrant, elegant asset to the community that harkens back to the original grandeur of the venue.
Read about the April 30, 1947 opening of the original Bedford Playhouse here. Compliments of long time resident, business owner and local volunteer, Karen Benvin Ransom, Associate Broker Houlihan Lawrence.
We’re in the news! From 1947! Download it here in The Villager 1947.
Memories of the Bedford Playhouse are important in how we preserve the history of the theater. If you have a memory you’d like to share, we’d love to hear from you! Please complete this short form.
Please watch the video message from president John Farr, from December 2015.
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