Photo taken by Mike Page in August 2010
No. And yes. The Theater facade they just cleaned up, repaired and replaced missing stonework, etc. And they have their own little "walk of fame" out front, with the stars being engraved with sponsors and donors of the restoration.
The big change is, they bought the old 1931 Grinstead building next door, and completely redesigned the street level facade to where it blends in almost flawlessly with the front of the theater. It contains their events office and an extension of the museum section, to include that giant monster projector that used to be in the projection room.
I thought it was a great looking old theater even before the restoration. How does it look now? Did they change any of the exterior?
Hmm. Is Google fibbing about the dates of their photos? The restoration of the Plaza has been complete for at least 3 years.