The Capitol Theatre restoration is finished, and the building is ready to open to the public.

The building, was has been vacant since 1996, will once again reopen to the Flint community this week. The restorations began in 2015, and after several tentative dates were announced, it's official: the ribbon cutting is this Thursday.

The theatre, which opened in 1928, was originally home to vaudeville shows and movies. It started hosting concerts in the 1970s, with artists such as Ray Charles, AC/DC, John Mellencamp, Green Day and Black Sabbath before it closed in 1996.

The ribbon cutting ceremony will start at 4 PM, with public tours of the renovation work going until 8 PM. For more information, click HERE.