Legit team creating new Kodak moments

Duo will also run the Windy City's Chicago Theater

NEW YORK — CIM Group and TheaterDreams have joined forces to program and operate Hollywood’s Kodak Theater.

CIM last year purchased the Hollywood & Highland Center, the retail-entertainment complex that includes the Kodak.

TheaterDreams was a co-producer of the Broadway shows “Urinetown,” “Into the Woods,” “The Dinner Party” and “Good Vibrations.”

Duo will also run the Windy City’s Chicago Theater.

Programming at the historic Chicago Theater has more than doubled since its 2004 acquisition by TheaterDreams.

TheaterDreams was founded four years ago by industry vets Lawrence J. Wilker and William Becker. Wilker was prexy of the Kennedy Center for a decade; Becker was general counsel at the D.C. venue.

Jay Thomas, formerly general manager of the Kodak, joined TheaterDreams April 1 as veepee.

“The Kodak Theater is an exquisite venue in an unparalleled location,” Wilker said in a statement. “With the built-in technological features and the flexibility of the space, we can present great dance companies, musical theater or one-man shows.”

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