25, 2004: The old seats
are disassembled and stacked in the aisles for removal.
seats in boxes are waiting to be installed while Ryan Stauffer
of CLACO Equipment and Service (in gray shirt) takes the old
26: After the seats
were removed, we installed new flooring. Installer, Brad Matteson
discusses the job with Ray Deering, one of our best friends who
helps us out with many of our projects.
and backs are gone; all that's left are the standards. These
seats were put into storage and will eventually be sold to another
seats are all in pieces and ready to be taken to storage. Once
they are out of the way, the floor will be scrubbed and the new
linoleum will be laid before the new seats are installed.
FFA chapter members, along with their advisor George Simmons
(in green shirt) helped us haul our old seats to storage. It
took 8 pickup-loads in all. A special thanks to this hard-working
group for getting this job done for us in only 55 minutes!
August 27: Three rows installed, only 11 more
to go! Our new seats have lounger backs; deeper cupholders; better
quality construction; wider Tempur-Pedic foam cushions; and five
more inches of legroom in every row. You won't believe the amount
of space you'll now have to stretch out in!
Interesting trivia fact:
The seats in the Roxy
weigh a total of five tons (10,000 pounds).
Pieces of seats are ready to
be installed in the balcony.
One of the "old"
armrests can be seen still standing in the foreground. Our new
balcony seats have better aisle lights than our previous models,
to help you find your way down the stairs.
seat installation in progress. Our new balcony seats have an
aisle light at the end of every row, compared with every 2nd
row on the previous seats.
balcony was reopened on September 18, 2004, approximately three
weeks after the main floor was completed.
finishing touch: Our new flower arrangements will change with
the seasons. These new silk arrangements replaced our 12-year-old
phony potted plants.
All done! I would like to thank
the following specialists for help with this project:
- Dennis, Vince, Ryan, Mark
and Cherise from CLACO Equipment and Service for all their expertise
and hard work
- Brad Matteson and Christa
Sorenson of The Gallery for flooring sales and installation,
and John Kehler of Shine & Glo for helping us out on short
- George Simmons and the Forsyth
FFA Chapter for help with moving the old seats
- Ray Deering for giving us
more help than we ever deserved
- Karla Salsbery for doing our
silk foliage arrangements in the balcony
- And last but not least, my
loving wife Lynn for putting up with me and not having a nervous