Officials at the Pat Boone Family Theater announced an opening date for the long-awaited theater set to populate the former NASCAR Cafe location this fall.
Over the next few weeks, construction crews and theater staff will be working tirelessly on the renovations to the 18,000-square-foot theater, 1808 21st Avenue N., which is scheduled for a soft opening date on Oct. 1. The theater will have 600 seats, all within 50 feet of the stage, with HD screen monitors on each side.
A grand opening celebration is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 20 and will feature appearances by Pat Boone and his family. The Boones will perform daily the weekend of Oct. 20-23. Boone is also scheduled to return Dec. 2-4 with special performances featuring songs from his more than five decades of hits.
Boone, known in his early days as a formidable pop singer — charting as the second-best selling artist of the 1950s behind Elvis Presley — has also made a name for himself over the years as a TV variety show host, actor, author. Over the years his charismatic vocals have carried across various genres including, pop, adult contemporary, Gospel and even Metal, as he recorded a kitschy, yet memorable album of heavy metal covers in 1997 called "In a Metal Mood: No More Mr. Nice Guy" (See his version of Metallica's "Enter Sandman" here).
In addition to the musical stylings of the theater's namesake, the facility will offer a range of entertainment and will be headlined by Morgan Strebler, a Merlin award-winning illusionist.
Tickets for these shows will be on sale online by the end of August and will range from $24.95 to $34.95 for adults and $6.95 to $8.95 for children.