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Restoring the sign back in 2013

Theater to reopen

By Michael Butler

It has been about five years since events have been held in the Mt. Vernon Theatre in Tallassee. That is about to change.

The Tallassee Redevelopment Authority sent out a press release to Tallassee Mayor Sarah Hill with a big announcement last week.

"The iconic Mt. Vernon Theatre marquee is aglow again," Steve Burak of the TRA noted. "The retro red and green neon lights are another indication that things are happening in historic downtown Tallassee. The marquee will be lit for several hours each evening and early morning."

The historic theater opened in 1935 in the downtown district. It reopened in January of 2018 after a renovation project but has been closed since December of 2019.

"This has been a team effort," Burak continued. "Stay tuned for more exciting things in historic downtown to compliment the new streetscape."

Burak also gave thanks to the efforts of local businesses and organizations, as well as the new owners to be revealed at a later date.

The theater has a capacity of 565 seats.

The Sounds of the Season was the most recent performance held at the theater in pre-Covid December of 2019