Construction work on former Appalachian Theater reveals artifacts
BOONE, NC — Workers transforming the former Carmike Appalachian 2, which opened in 1938 as the Appalachian, have uncovered a number of artifacts and curiosities from the theater’s past. The intent of the work, currently on hold, is to convert the theater into a multi-use venue.
“When we were tearing out underneath the balcony, we found a booking sheet,” McNiel said.
In the area where they used to house film reels, he found what looked like a rolled up carpet.
“It was a giant beautiful color lithograph,” he said, for the 1956 movie, The Eddy Duchin Story.
Three-D glasses and an old glass inkwell were among the finds, as were old syrup jugs from when sodas were hand-mixed.
There is more in the Mountain Times.