The first stop on the ‘afterglow’ is the Vassar. This 1937 Art Deco gem was built for local brothers Stanley & Howar Smith. The theatre sustained major damage in 1986 when a majority of the town was flooded. Water levels reached 12 feet – more than halfway up the screen. In 1992 Tim O’Brien purchased the theatre annd began a 13 year labor of love restoration. In 2005 the Vassar reopened as a first run house.