Expected to become "a state-of-the-art independent movie house", Sundance plans on beginning renovations to the theatre in early May, following the San Francisco International Film Festival. This fall it'll reopen as the "Sundance Kabuki" (that has quite a nice ring to it, doesn't it?), with stadium seating in at least five of the eight auditoriums, larger screens, and booze sold in the mezzanine and balcony levels.

The Reuters piece we read stated that "the company plans on keeping the Japanese-influenced decor in the complex's largest theater", which we applaud. Hey, Redford, while you're at it, bring back the Kabuki disco ball!