State Theatre receives donation
CULPEPER, VA — The State Theatre received a large donation to help it reopen as an arts center.
The fire in Atlanta, Ga. – as portrayed in the movie – really burned the city to the ground in 1864. But like the post-Civil War south, the Pitts Theatre – renamed State in 1973 – will rise again.
And the Smoot family – longtime proprietors of Cherry Street Building Supply on Orange Road – is helping to hoist it with a $50,000 donation.
For more, read the full story in the Culpepper Star-Exponent.