Efforts launched to acquire, renovate Polk Theatre in Columbia
COLUMBIA, TN — The Maury County Arts Guild has initiated efforts that would enable them to acquire the long-closed Polk Theatre. Once acquired, the group plans to embark on a drive to raise the estimated $2 million it will take to turn the theater into a mixed-use venue. The theater opened in 1948, was later twinned, and then used for retail.
The Polk Theatre and Cultural Arts Center would include a theater with a seating capacity of up to 500, but the building will be much more than that, Manning said.
“This place is not just going to be a theater; it’s going to be an art gallery where we’re going to have classrooms, it’s going to be a banquet room where we could hold lectures and parties,” Manning said. “It’s just going to be pretty darn incredible.”
There is more in the Daily Herald.