The very historic Zeiterion theater in downtown New Bedford is getting a bit of a makeover.The original brick work is being restored as well as changes to the marquee. There will also be improvements to the entrance to the building and making changes that result in a more historical look.

Greg Morton

The first phase of improvements will finish sometime in October, and the total project will be finished after three phases, the last which will include renovating the main lobby and the south entrance. The total cost of the project will be almost $900,000. The "Z" has been open since 1923.