Twin Shores recently celebrated the groundbreaking of The Last Picture House renovation project in downtown Davenport. Providing construction management services, Twin Shores will be overseeing the renovation of the building. Paradigm Design is the architecture and engineering firm. The 8,700 square foot building located in Davenport’s Motor Row and Industrial Historic District will be transformed into a two-story movie theater including two state-of-the-art viewing screens, a cocktail bar and social lounge, and a rooftop bar featuring an additional screen for outdoor viewings when weather permits. Construction and renovation of the began in April and is expected to be complete by the end of the year.
“Bryan Woods & I have always dreamed of opening a world-class movie theater in our hometown,” says co-owner and filmmaker Scott Beck. “We’ve designed The Last Picture House to be a cinematic oasis in the Midwest that caters to cinephiles, casual movie-goers, and families alike.”
“We’re thrilled to bring a theater to downtown Davenport that is inspired by our favorite cinemas around the world,” adds co-owner and filmmaker Bryan Woods. “We’ve spent years orchestrating a creative space to host special industry guests, showcase movie art and props, rooftop screenings along the Mississippi, and curate unique events that otherwise would feel at home in an entertainment mecca like Los Angeles.”
The Last Picture House was awarded a Destination Iowa grant for $600,000 to support the $3.7 million dollar project. Destination Iowa is a federally funded state grant program geared toward projects promoting destination-building and tourism.
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