Reopening: Campus Theatre, Milledgevile, GA

Campus Theatre to open

Bookstore launches in March, theater in April

Elise Colcord

Issue date: 1/22/10 Section: Campus News

Aaron Williams adjusts the neon lights on the sign for the historic Campus Theatre, located at 135 Hancock St. in downtown Milledgeville on Wednesday afternoon. The facility will be fully open to the public in April. The theater will also house a bookstore, set to open in March, and a coffee shop.

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Aaron Williams adjusts the neon lights on the sign for the historic Campus Theatre, located at 135 Hancock St. in downtown Milledgeville on Wednesday afternoon. The facility will be fully open to the public in April. The theater will also house a bookstore, set to open in March, and a coffee shop.

The new black box theater will allow theater students to get up close and personal with the audience as well as move set pieces in and out quickly and with ease.

Media Credit: Lissa Speer

The new black box theater will allow theater students to get up close and personal with the audience as well as move set pieces in and out quickly and with ease.

Mark Bowen, GCSU’s project manager, points out the new dressing rooms. Theater students will be able to take full advantage of the newly installed showers and washer-dryer pair in the comfort of their own space.

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Mark Bowen, GCSU’s project manager, points out the new dressing rooms. Theater students will be able to take full advantage of the newly installed showers and washer-dryer pair in the comfort of their own space.

This upstairs office, still with the theater’s original hardwood floors, has a view of downtown Milledgeville.

Media Credit: Lissa Speer

This upstairs office, still with the theater’s original hardwood floors, has a view of downtown Milledgeville.

Although the historic Campus Theatre, located at 135 Hancock St. in downtown Milledgeville, will not reopen with a showing of Frank Capra’s “Broadway Bill” like it did in 1935, it does have new venues that will benefit not only students, but also the local community as well.

Inside the theater there will be a retail bookstore and a Jittery Joe’s coffee shop that will inhabit the front of the building. The “black box” performance space and accommodations for theater students will be housed in the back portion of the building.

A soft opening for the bookstore portion of the facility is expected in late March around the time students return from spring break. The official opening of the theater, as a whole, is expected in late April although no official opening date has been set.

via Campus Theatre to open – Campus News.

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