Security measures being taken at the old Albany Theatre

Albany Faculties Management Director Donald Gray spoke with the ADICA board Friday afternoon.

Photo: Kailey McCarthy

Friday afternoon, the city of Albany Faculties Management Director and the Albany-Dougherty Inner City Authority met to discuss the Albany Theatre fire that killed one person back in January.

If you remember correctly, the old Albany Theatre went up in flames back on January 24th.

At the time, four people were living inside the vacant building when 41 year old Michael Lewis died during the outbreak.

Since the fire, city employees in conjunction with the Albany Police Department have been working with the ADICA board to make sure that the theatre is secure.

Faculties management personnel employed by the city of Albany have been checking the theatre three times a day at different times during the day, seven days a week.

"The point of that is to not establish a pattern when someone who might wish to enter the facility unauthorized would be able to tell when we are available so that's why we change the times up," said Albany Faculties Management Director Donald Gray.

Since the fire, faculties management personnel have repaired fencing and put boarding up around the first, second and third floor entry ways.

Employees have also boarded windows, erected new fencing and repaired existing fencing.

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