University of Rochester

Rochester Review
November-December 2009
Vol. 72, No. 2

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Eastman’s Kodak { Hall } Moment The Eastman School celebrates the debut of Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre.

“Eastman Theatre has been and remains—for performers and audiences alike—such stuff as dreams are made of,” President Joel Seligman said as he helped introduce a newly renovated Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre this fall. The renovation to the Eastman School’s premier performance space is designed to retain the building’s 1922 elegance while updating the theater’s acoustics and modernizing its amenities.

The hall, named in recognition of a $10 million commitment from Eastman Kodak, is the first part of a planned two-phase project to renovate the Eastman School’s facilities and to build a new addition that will include performance and rehearsal spaces as well as faculty studios.

The addition, which will extend Eastman Theatre’s façade along Main Street in a way originally envisioned by Kodak founder George Eastman, is expected to be completed by 2011.