It’s been a long time since this former movie theater hosted a premiere.
It will again on Friday when Twisted Rail Brewing Co. opens its doors on Exchange Street, showing the public to its new flagship location in the former Regent Theatre that features a tasting room with three different levels, a stage for performances, a full kitchen with a brick oven for gourmet pizzas, and a brewery.
The opening marks one of the city’s biggest private redevelopment projects under the state’s $10 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative funding that was awarded in 2016. Twisted Rail was awarded $475,000 in DRI funds. The project costs go well beyond that DRI money, though.