Mayor Jones to make financial gift to Empire Theatre

RICHMOND, VA - Richmond Mayor Dwight Jones will announce a major financial gift impacting the future of the Empire Theatre, the Broad Street arts district corridor, and redevelopment in downtown Richmond.

Barksdale Theatre/Theatre IV brings an annual economic impact of millions of dollars and hundreds of full time equivalent jobs to the region.

With the 100th Anniversary of The Empire Theatre, the company will be given a gift that will launch it into the next century and lead the way for future downtown projects.

Mayor Jones will make the announcement Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Empire Theatre, 114 W. Broad Street.