Calumet Theatre Company Board President Dan Jamison says he was as surprised as anyone when the venue’s insurer pulled its coverage in December. While shopping for a new policy, the building was closed to performances for the month, hosting its grand reopening with a showing of It’s A Wonderful Life a couple of weeks ago.
Jamison says the theatre suffers at times from condensation build up caused by temperature changes in different portions of the structure. He reiterates that the issue is not unique to the venue and it is significantly different from flooding caused by leaks, which was once the going rumor.
Jamison says the envelope review being conducted by the Keweenaw National Historical Park, the Advisory Commission, and UP Engineers and Architects will hopefully be completed by next month.
The venue is preparing to announce a concert the Saturday of the Copper Dog 150, which is March 5th, and is open to the general public during regular business hours. Jamison says two staff members have been retained full-time throughout the winter, a departure from past practices.