Mars Theatre

70 N. Main Street,
Mars Hill, NC 28754

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The Mars Theatre is a vintage theatre in the heart of this college town. It has been closed for some time, but is under renovation in 2014.

Contributed by Mark Huffstetler

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on May 2, 2007 at 6:40 am

The Mars Theatre is listed in the 1950 edition of Film Daily Yearbook, but no seating capacity is given. This generally means that the theatre has recently opened and details have not been passed on to the editors.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on May 3, 2007 at 4:46 pm

Opened in 1947, according to this article:
http://tinyurl.com/ywhprm

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on September 1, 2010 at 11:35 am

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TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on September 2, 2010 at 9:10 pm

From the article posted May 3 2007, does anyone know if they have done anything to reopen this theatre as the entertainment complex?

ncmark
ncmark on July 7, 2013 at 10:51 pm

I think this is the only movie theater in Madison County. It has an interesting interior layout. It’s built on a hill and after coming into the small lobby you enter into the rear of the balcony or take a staircase down to the main floor. Although it’s been vacate for some time the seats and screen are still in place. The theater has a sign in the window saying it is available.

bwaldrop
bwaldrop on July 29, 2014 at 11:27 pm

This theatre is currently under renovation. For more information check out https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mars-Theatre/1445503259048677?ref_type=bookmark.

ncmark
ncmark on October 20, 2014 at 9:12 pm

Work is under way to renovate the Mars. The doors were open recently and I peaked inside. This place has great potential. It’s interesting to step inside the small lobby and then enter right into the back row of the balcony. The main floor has a fairly steep rake to it and the entire space has a wonderful vibe. The curved screen is still in place and the stage area is being enlarged. 2015 should hopefully see this retro theater back in service. I’m not sure yet what the programming mix will be.

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