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Photo: Daniel Meigs

From Christmas Eve until late July, Nashville’s longstanding and resilient arthouse, the Belcourt Theatre, closed its doors for massive and sorely needed overhauls — and for local cinephiles, never before has seven months felt like seven lifetimes. When the historic Belcourt threw its doors back open on July 22, a cheer went up from film buffs citywide, not only because our beloved local cinema was back, but also because it’s now sporting some enormous upgrades. Those upgrades include, among other things, vastly improved and handicap-accessible bathrooms, the Manzler-Webb Screening Room, the Jackson Education and Engagement Space, and — and this one’s a big deal for us at the Scene — the Jim Ridley Lobby, named for the Scene’s dearly departed editor. D. PATRICK RODGERS

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