Shows Will Go On at the Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford

The shows will go on at the Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford after noise complaints threatened the concert venue's future.

After a lengthy hearing Monday night, the town's planning and zoning commission approved a special permit which allows concerts at the venue's theatre and dome areas.

However, there will now be a curfew.

Shows must end by 11:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and by midnight on Fridays and Saturdays.

"I hope it's the end. If it's not the end we will continue dealing with the noise but it's a much different issue now because we now have a permit to exist," said Jim Koplik, the president of Live Nation CT.

During the hearing, one resident spoke out opposing the concerts.

"The Oakdale has gotten so loud that we have had countless sleepless nights and very irritable days," said Maddalena Ferrante of Wallingford.

Many others spoke in favor of them.

"Complaints by one or two people should not ruin a situation for the town," said Ken Lloyd of Wallingford.

This comes after the town issued a cease and desist order in December because of the noise complaints and other issues.

The Oakdale says it's taken steps reduce noise there since January.

"These changes have resulted in a dramatic reduction in the number of complaints," said Joan Molloy, the theater's attorney.

Molloy says this ordeal resulted in plenty of lost business, as they had 13 shows in July and August 2014 and only four scheduled for that time frame this year.

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