Northwood’s non-profit, community betterment organization, TUNE (Total United Northwood Effort), purchased the J.B. Thompson property for $1.00 in 2003.  At that time all three levels of the structure were severely damaged from a leaking roof.  Fundraising efforts began, and numerous members of the community and the Northwood-Kensett school district volunteered to help with the removal of many layers and loads of debris. 


The first phase of this project was replacing the roof, windows and tuckpointing to eliminate further interior damage.  Phase two began with pouring concrete for a new basement floor and framing the interior from the ground up.  The final phase included construction completion of the auditorium, restrooms, lobby and the elevated projection room.  Once flooring, seating and concession equipment were installed, we opened for business on August 28th, 2009.


The TUNE board of directors and their families are very grateful for the support given to complete this wonderful addition to Northwood!  Come and enjoy a show!



Click here to see photos of the theatre renovation