Twin City Opera House

15 West Main Street,
McConnelsville, OH 43756

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koosmal on October 13, 2014 at 1:44 am

Now operating with a digital projector. And, for the first time the theater now has air conditioning with the installation of new HVAC system for the building.

koosmal on August 10, 2013 at 10:44 pm

Goal of $70,000 has been reached for the purchase of a digital projection system.

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rsalters (Ron Salters) on June 14, 2013 at 6:50 pm

The Opera House in McConnelsville is listed in the 1897-98 edition of the Julius Cahn Official Theatrical Guide. Managed by Wiseman & Watson, 655 seats, electric illuminaiton, located on ground floor. The proscenium opening was 28' wide X 30' high, and the stage was 34 feet deep. Tickets: 25 cents to 50 cents. 8 musicians in the house orchestra. Newspapers, Herald, Democrat. Hotels for show folk: Franklin, Kennebec, Valley. The 1897 population was 3,500.

koosmal on June 14, 2013 at 4:56 am

Like many independent theaters the Opera House is raising money through donations for a digital projection system. The community has rallied with fundraisers like BBQ’s, talent show at the theater, Ohio Valley Opry benefit show, individual contributions. The theater has a very large screen, and needs to raise $70K. They have a way to go, but should make it by the end of the year. This will enable the venue to continue showing 1st run movies, as well as live presentations.

koosmal on June 14, 2013 at 4:49 am

Photos added, current interior, entrance, 1952 entrance.