It's almost here: The Greenwich Odeum is slated to re-open Saturday for a "soft opening" fundraiser with live music and a silent auction.
The Main Street theater is still waiting for a certificate of occupancy, but Fire Marshal Steve Hughes said Thursday he didn't "foresee a problem with them opening Saturday."
UPDATE: The Fire Marshal issued a temporary certificate of occupancy to the Odeum Friday morning for the Saturday event.
According to Hughes, who said he only learned the Odeum wanted to open Saturday because he read it on the theater's marque driving to work last Monday, "They've been making steady progress. Most of the problems are minor."
Town Manager Bill Sequino, a member of the Odeum's board, said if for some reason they do not get a certificate of occupancy for Saturday, the event would be shifted to the Varnum Armory across the street.
On Thursday, professional cleaners were preparing the theater for its Saturday close up. By the time of the Main Street Stroll, the doors were open, lights were on, and you could tell ... it was (almost) "showtime."
If you are interested in tickets, check out the Odeum's website here.
Here's a partial list of silent auction items for Saturday:2 Tickets 65th Annual Primetime Emmy's Alex and Ani Bracelet Brunch for 2 at Eleven Forty Nine Cindy Baron Original Giclee Print Dinner at Winfields, Block Island East Hampton Golf Getaway Celtics Big 3: Garnett, Pierce, Allen Autographs Golf Foursome at Warwick Country Club John Lennon Autographed Album Cover Kenneth Cote Renewal Center “Afternoon Delight” Package Lunch + Noon News Tour with Frank Colletta, NBC 10 Lunch at Besos with Danielle North of Fox Providence Channel 12 (includes Besos gift certificate) Lunch with Barbara Morse Silva of NBC Channel 10 Meal prepared by Bill Sequino, EG Town Manager (and his helpers) Newport Cruise for 8 Pasta Patch Catering Perfectly Fit – Personal Training Sessions Providence College Friars Tickets Rob Gronkowski Signed Football Romantic Sunset Sail for Two on East Greenwich Bay Springtime Striper Fishing In Narragansett Bay Tom Brady Autographed Patriots Helmet Trans-Siberian Orchestra at the TD Garden Vintage Disney Item from SMYLE Waters Edge Weekend Youth Sailing Lessons at Greenwich Bay Sailing Academy