THS’s last stop for Day 1 was the Garden Theatre in the lakeside town of Frankfort, Michigan. The Garden graciously allowed THS members to visit their theatre in spite of a scheduled evening event. After visiting the theatre, THS members were turned loose in the town for dinner before the long bus ride back to Grand Rapids.
Originally built in 1923, The Garden Theater reopened, following an extensive renovation. It was primarily a volunteer based renovation with members of the community donating valuable time and resources. Many updates have been made, including the installation of new seats, a new heating and cooling system, upgraded Dolby digital sound, art deco tile restoration, and numerous behind-the-wall upgrades. More renovation work is needed, but the Garden is well on its way.