Queens Theatre gets revamp

Sharan Builders Inc., a certified M/WBE contractor based in College Point, has completed an $1.9 million interior renovation and refurbishment of Queens Theatre in Flushing Meadows Corona Park two months ahead of schedule and $375,000 below the original budget.

The company specializes in masonry, interior framing, tile work, concrete and commercial kitchen installation. The firm has completed contracts with several state and city agencies including the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, the state Office of General Services, the New York City Housing Authority, the National Park Service and the Department of Citywide Administrative Services.

The theater was refurbished with new carpeting in the aisles and increased lighting in the aisles and entry area. The 472 seats were upgraded to meet ADA requirements. Soffits around the side and rear walls of the theater were also replaced. The flooring in the dressing rooms was refinished and the handrail at the lower level staircase was reconfigured to be code compliant. The gypsum board ceiling was replaced to accommodate the new lighting fixtures, HVAC diffusers and sprinkler heads. Insulated glass panels near the glass wall were installed to improve heating and cooling efficiency.