The first official lighting of the Appalachian Theatre’s new marquee takes place on Friday afternoon in downtown Boone.
The marquee, which was installed last week, is part of the renovation efforts on the theater, which has been closed to the public since the mid to late 2000’s.
Kate Cahow, with The Appalachian Theatre of the High Country, tells WataugaOnline.com that the first official public lighting of the marquee will be this Friday evening, December 2, beginning at 4:00 p.m. “We hope to leave the marquee lit ‘til 11:00 so people can experience this wonder as they are shopping, having dinner and just strolling around downtown.”, Cahow adds. The marquee will read “Happy Holidays” on one side and “Christmas Parade, Saturday, 11:00 a.m.” on the other.
The marquee will be lighted again Saturday morning about 10:00 a.m. and remain on for the Christmas parade and throughout the day. ATHC volunteers will be out in front of the theatre at 10:30 to sell t-shirts and talk with folks about our progress on this historic reconstruction project.
For more information on the history of the theatre and the on-going fundraising and preservation effort visit http://www.savetheapptheatre.com
Photos provided by Kate Cahow