An old theater will get new life when Montclair’s Wellmont Theatre reopens Nov. 1. Instead of the movies the theater had been presenting before closing in 2006, though, the new Wellmont will offer concerts, including major attractions such as Steely Dan, Brian Wilson, Tony Bennett, Matisyahu and Rufus Wainwright.
The theater, which originally opened in 1922, is at 5 Seymour St., off Bloomfield Avenue. It has been thoroughly refurbished and will reopen with a show by power-pop group Hanson, of “MMMBop” fame. Other bookings range from comedian Bill Maher to the Led Zeppelin tribute act, Get the Led Out. The capacity will be 2,500.