For the first time in a long time, Madison's Orpheum Theater has a new owner and he has big changes in mind for the historic building.
Businessman Gus Paras bought the Orpheum Friday -- a move that comes with an array of necessary upgrades, and a future free of lawsuits and feuds that have long plagued the theater.
Tom Titley, a Madison native, was a teenager when he'd visit the theater to watch Western movies.
"Tourists walk up and down here, and inevitably they stop and take pictures," said Titley.
The Orpheum opened in 1926, and debuted about 2,000 seats and ornate architecture.
For at least the past decade, the Orpheum has been plagued with problems and Titley wishes they could be fixed.
"It means something to me because of being raised here and going to the theater," said Titley.
Paras might be the solution.
"We finally figured out how to do it and we're done, it's final," Paras said. "It's over, I bought it."