Business partners Mrs. Brenda Zuccollo & Toni Hassett are bursting with zeal over their multi-purpose downtown Kankakee facility creation. In cooperation with landlord Mr. Tom & Jared Shamblin of Shamblin Insurance, construction contractor Adam Meyer of Meyer Development accomplished restoration Architect Tom Kapusta of TKA Architects, the Majestic theatre after sitting dormant for 20 years will again become the jewel of downtown Kankakee due to all of these parties exuberance. The Majestic theatre is one of the largest Vaudeville theatre’s in Chicago-land and oldest in the United States, will re-open in late fall 2010 as a multi-purpose venue.
The theatre featuring a/an full stage, 20 foot screen, art deco grand style second & third floor balconies and rear walking museum will seat 500. The theatre being equipped with hi-end technology capabilities will not only host Wedding ceremonies, receptions, concerts, fashion shows, business seminars, pageants and proms but just about any venue the mind could develop. Full catering and bar are also available.
One of the operators of The Majestic, Mrs. Toni Hassett is also owner of Unforgettable Ceremonies where as a Certified Wedding Celebrant she officiates uniquely hand-crafted wedding ceremonies.“I Love what I do” says this married mother of three from Bourbonnais, Illinois. “There is a high demand in this country for someone educated in the history, creation and performance of ceremonies.” Toni specializes in Traditional, Second Time around, Interfaith, multicultural ceremonies and ceremonies where children are involved.
Co-operator, Mrs. Brenda Zuccollo, is currently a tenant in the Majestic Centre where she owner operates BZ Kids. Brenda states that “Since becoming a tenant, I envisioned a grand use for this facility however it wasn’t until I attended a wedding ceremony in Kankakee that I saw a huge need for a special place to host weddings”
Built in 1912 by twice-widowed Ms. Julia Remington who was a visionary ahead of her time, this Grand theatre originally cost $80,000. After its grand success the theatre burnt down 5 months later. Immediately being re-built it hosted the famous Marx Brothers in 1916 and Sandra Bernhardt, who at 67 of age was considered the greatest living actress.
For more information or to book your next event please contact 815-602-8555. The Majestic Theatre’s website is www.k3majestictheatre.com.