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The Amuzu Theatre has been been mainly quiet for the last 20 plus years. As mentioned above, it has been used in the filming of the movies “Crimes of the Heart” and “I Know What You Did Last Summer” but it has not been opened to the public for the viewing of films.
On and encouraging note, the theater was recently reopenend on a temporary basis by it’s owner, for the upstart theatrical company Stage Two Productions, based in Southport, NC, to perform a musical version of the classic story of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. During the three nights of February 17, 18, and 19 and the afternoon of February the 20th, the old distinguished theatre once again took on life and was teaming with actors, musicians, technical personnel and appreciative audiances.
I am a resident of Brunswick County and was present during the performance of the Jekyll and Hyde production. It was great to see the old theatre come alive again with a sold out audiance during the four performances.
As a note for those who are interested, the theater has belonged to one family since it’s inception. The current family owner ( a Grand Son of the original owner) is trying to determine how the theatre could best be used prior to any renovation of it’s structure.