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Work begins on vacant theatre


A crew from Howard
Construction was on site
of the Old Martin Theater
in downtown LaFayette
this past Saturday. They
could be seen cleaning out
the vacant Martin Theater
building. Since the theater
was closed the building
has been used for a car
dealership and a loan com-
pany. This past weekend
all of the non-original
framing was removed.
The Chambers County
Educational Foundation
acquired the old theater
months ago and has been
in the process of making
useful plans of the facility.
The building can hold up
to 500 people with use of
both the main floor and the
balcony. It is their hopes
to return the building to
resemble more of its origi-
nal beauty and maintain its
historical value.
After completion of
the renovation, it is hoped
the theater can showcase
performing arts from local
students on its stage and
host other events that draw
large crowds.
The renovation of such
a unique building is a
large undertaking, but the
foundation believes in the
end it will be good for
our town and community.
Grants and donations
are being sought after to
achieve the goal.