Photos: Suffolk Theater marquee lighting headlines ‘A Night Out in Riverhead’

BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO | The new Suffolk Theater marquee moments after it was lit at a special ceremony Friday night.

East End Arts and 12 downtown Riverhead restaurants hosted “A Night Out in Riverhead” Friday evening. The event featured dining discounts, a free concert, a gallery opening and art lecture.

Athens Grill, Cliff’s Rendezvous, Dark Horse Restaurant, Digger O’Dell’s, Hyatt Place East End, Jerry & the Mermaid, Parto’s, Riverhead Diner & Grill, The Riverhead Project, Turkuaz Grill, and Tweeds all participated with meal and drink discounts.

The night culminated with a marquee lighting ceremony at the historic Suffolk Theater. Theater owners Bob and Dianne Castaldi threw the switch on the new digital marquee, installed as part of current renovation efforts at  the theater, built in 1933 but closed in 1987. A toast was presented by the Riverhead Project.

East End Arts also hosted a gallery opening and talk with artist Charles Riley. Bob Barta & Friends serenaded the crowd with live outdoor music.

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