02/18/2014 11:01 EST | Updated 04/20/2014 05:59 EDT

Feds spend $245,000 for improvements to Capitol Theatre in Moncton, N.B.

MONCTON, N.B. - The Capitol Theatre in Moncton, N.B., will undergo renovations with the help of federal funding.

The $245,000 will allow for improvements to the orchestra pit as well as upgrades to the video and sound systems.

The site originally contained two theatres — the Empress Theatre, constructed in 1908, and the Capitol Theatre, built in 1922.

The building underwent a restoration in 1992 and 1993.