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Proctor's to hold free tours and 3-D screenings

Morris said he expects to have an additional 100,000 people coming to Proctor's thanks to the new GE Theater space.

The Proctor's main offices are also moving upstairs above the GE Theater. The current office space is going to be turned into a small performance space for experimental theater projects and small plays.

About 30 years ago, the city was thinking of tearing down the aging theater and a group of dedicated citizens saved it, reopening Proctor's in 1979.

Today Proctor's Theater has become the cornerstone of Schenectady's downtown revitalization efforts and thanks to $30 million in renovations Proctor's has evolved from a 1920s Vaudeville theater to a performing arts center.

"The community really wanted this we wouldn't have all these new spaces without the community's support," Morris said. ""

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