Arabian Theatre owner hopes to form arts council to oversee the theater
ARAB, AL — In 2006, Arman Pack bought the 1947 Arabian Theatre and helped bring back to use after it sat idle for several decades. As he is soon to take a job in the state of Washington, he has been trying to sell it without success. Now he urging that a local arts council be formed to assure that the theater remains viable.
Pack said a lot of people in town have the perception that the building is dilapidated.
“It’s not,” he said. “I’ve spent tens of thousands of dollars to get it functioning, and it looks good. I ate peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for weeks at a time while I poured money into it. It’s not something that needs to be torn down.”
Pack is holding a meeting at the theater at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 2, for anyone interested in becoming a board member or anyone interested in furthering the arts in Arab.
There is more in the Arab Tribune.