Historic Venue Stages Restoration

by Michael Eddy
The newly renovated Pontiac Little Art Theatre features a new sound system that serves a variety of uses in the space
The newly renovated Pontiac Little Art Theatre features a new sound system that serves a variety of uses in the space
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The newest community development in the revitalization of Pontiac, MI comes in the shape of a community theatre space. Pontiac's Little Art Theatre, affectionately known as the "PLAT", has been renovated and is ready to be used by theatre and dance groups, musicians, for corporate meetings, showers, movies, or anyone needing a unique venue.

Built in 1868, the historic building has been lovingly restored in a beautiful Art Deco style. The space, while originally a grocery store, has been turned into a theatre space that can be used for both live performances and as an old-time movie house, complete with a surround sound system. Local Michigan Pro Audio manufacturer ISP Technologies was tapped to design a FOH system and a high definition distributed system to support all necessary audio needs of the space. Two XMAX 115 750-watt RMS subwoofers with HDM 112 600-watt RMS top boxes were used for the main system while the HDDS system for the surround sound consisted of a master control and four SM800 cabinets.

Robert Karazim and Karen Jorgenson of K and R Design purchased and renovated the building over the past three years with a desire to expand the community atmosphere of Pontiac. "Both living and working in Pontiac has made us want to give back, and a theatre seemed like a great idea," Robert said, "and utilizing Michigan companies to make it happen was important to us as well."

Further information from ISP Technologies, LLC: www.isptechnologies.com
Further information from Pontiac’s Little Art Theatre: www.theplat.org