Historic Dixie Theatre project prepares for next phase

by | August 9, 2019 11:49 am

The Emanuel Coalition for Cultural & Economic Development (ECCED) has announced plans to enter the next phase of construction in the development of the Barbara & Tobe Karrh Community Arts Center featuring The Historic Dixie Theatre this fall.

Construction is scheduled to resume September 1, 2019 with the buildout of the Emanuel Arts Council (EAC) offices, gallery, workspace, and educational space. This phase of work will be completed with funds raised through private donations.

“We are extremely excited to finally have a home at the Barbara & Tobe Karrh Community Arts Center,” said Jacquie Brasher, executive director of the Emanuel Arts Council. “The EAC is committed to offering our local residents the opportunity once again to participate in the many cultural programs that we have had in the past. We are looking forward to the day that we can move in!”

Upon completion of the EAC offices, the renovation of The Historic Dixie Theatre will continue with new seating, lighting, concession area, a stage for live performances, and cinema equipment for regular showings of first-run movies. 

Project leaders kept busy this summer preparing for this next phase of work.

Committee members toured Vidalia’s recently renovated Pal Theatre and met with…

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