Turnage Theatre has an encore
WASHINGTON, NC — The Turnage Theatre, built in 1930 and closed in 1979, reopened this past weekend after a 10 year restoration effort. The theatre will serve a variety of venues including plays, dance and film.
Ten years of restoration work culminates this weekend with an opening-night gala and public open house for the Turnage Theater.
“It’s going to open,” Robert Chumbley, interim executive director of the Turnage Theater Foundation, said Wednesday. “That’s sort of our mantra around here right now.”
Celebrations — private and public — to commemorate the opening of the restored theater are scheduled for Saturday and Sunday. Restoration efforts have been ongoing for more than 10 years since the formation of the Turnage Theaters Foundation in 1996. Since then, the foundation has raised about $2.5 million to restore the 1930s-era playhouse.
The full article on the weekend opening on November 4th can be found here in the Washington Daily News.