The Cabot theater in Beverly is scheduled to reopen Memorial Day weekend. (File Photo/Spenser Hasak)
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Newly renovated Cabot theater set to reopen

BEVERLY — When The Cabot reopens to the public Memorial Day weekend with showings of the film “Jaws” May 29-30, entertainment-starved patrons will notice many improvements as soon as they walk into the historic theater’s lobby.

The dated 1940s-era concession stand, avocado-colored walls and ugly dropped ceiling are gone, replaced by a bright, welcoming vaulted ceiling, original window, decorative plaster, a fresh paint job in period gold, a chandelier, and vintage movie posters in original frames, which were previously covered by wood paneling.

Also gone: During renovations, workers found a lunch bag that contained a fish bone.

“This theater is a crown jewel. It’s a magical place,” said Casey Soward, exec…

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