June 20, 2009

Georgia Theatre

Bummer. The Georgia Theatre has been gutted by a fire.

Wilmot Greene, 38, the current owner of the theater, sat on a wall in a bank parking lot, drinking bottled water and smoking cigarettes while firemen fought the blaze. He said he bought the theater five years ago for $1.5 million and has been renovating it since then. He said he had spent nearly $750,000 on the 1930s-style art deco renovation.

"It was almost completely done," said Greene, his white Oxford shirt covered in soot. "It was really beautiful. It was in better shape than it's ever been in."

I've seen some great shows there. What a shame.

Posted by binky at June 20, 2009 10:51 PM | TrackBack | Posted to Music

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