The Stanley Theater in Utica will be getting $310,000 in state funding for upgrades at the facility.

Senator Joseph Griffo says the money will be used to make the front doors to the theater more energy efficient and for repairs to the boiler system.

Griffo says with these improvements, more money can be saved while cutting back on wasted energy.

Jerry Kraus, Executive Director of The Stanley Theater said  “We are thrilled with today’s announcement from Senator Griffo, who has been to The Stanley many times and knows firsthand the value of the arts, culture and entertainment in our area. This very generous grant funding will help us with much needed upgrades to our energy systems, while helping us to save money on our utilities and reduce our overall energy consumption in this very large, historic theater.

Griffo also announced $100,000 in state funding for capital projects at the Rome Art and Community Center.