By Matt Shuman
Last Friday, March 18, the Wenham Street Cinema celebrated the addition of a mezzanine level with a champagne-fueled ribbon cutting ceremony. The soiree was attended by Dean Kupstas, master carpenter, who built the mezzanine, as well as Sam Montaño, candidate for state representative for the 15th Suffolk, and Cody Sanders, Minister of the Old Cambridge Baptist Church who blessed the new construction with a toast and collective statement of gratitude.
The mezzanine level of the Wenham Street Cinema will be used as a pre and post event gathering space. At over 300 square feet the space will house a grill area, sitting area, European-style cafe table and chairs, as well as what most architectural observers agree is the piece de resistance, a double-hinged mahogany gate that leads to the Smiling Hound Pub and Gallery (@TheSmilingHoundPubandGallery on IG).