Doc Watson Appalachian Theater

Apples and Oranges When Considering Hayes Center’s ‘Pitfalls’ to Predict Appalachian Twin Theater’s Success

Published Wednesday, August 22, 2012 at 10:57 am
July 25, 2012. Update! When the Town of Boone agreed to front the DBDA $750,000 to purchase the gutted Appalachian Twin Theater last fall, some felt this was a terrible decision – especially in light of the struggles haunting the Hayes Performing Arts Center in Blowing Rock. Read more...
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The Beginnings of the Theater Marquee

Published Thursday, July 19, 2012 at 10:38 am

July 19, 2012. Staff with Boone Public Works started renovations on the outside of the soon-to-be Doc Watson Appalachian Theatre Wednesday evening. This morning workers, standing on scaffolding with two-by-fours in hand, were constructing the beginnings of the theater marquee.

“We’re just cleaning up some of the rough looking brick,” one of the three workers said on Thursday morning. “Just making it look nice. Maybe they can get some donations for the future theatre.”

On Friday at 9:00 a.m., the Jones House Community Center hosts a special meeting with the Downtown Boone Development Association and the Appalachian Theater Committee to discuss the future of the theater.
Photo by Ken Ketchie

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