Blue Marquee Theatre

128 N. State Street,
Lyons, GA 30436

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Blue Marquee Theatre

This theatre opened in 1936 as the Pal Theatre, one of many by that name around the state. It was located right on the edge of the business district. I couldn’t find when it closed as a movie theatre but is now a house for live performances. The theatre hasn’t changed much other than a horrible redo on the marquee.

Contributed by Chuck

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StanMalone on April 14, 2009 at 11:10 am

Thanks for that picture Chuck. It brings back a lot of memories. I would occasionally visit family in Lyons and was always interested in the town theatre although the only movie I recall seeing there was “Night of Dark Shadows” in the fall of 1971. There were probably others.

I think that the Pal was closed the last time I was in Lyons, which would have been in the mid 80’s. It was certainly closed in 1986 when your picture was taken. A new twin theatre had opened in nearby Vidalia, and although Lyons is the county seat, Vidalia was the larger city.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on February 10, 2012 at 6:15 pm

Here’s a bit of information about this theater that I found on the web site of Georgia’s Department of Community Affairs (though it’s only in a Google cache, not on the current web page.) There’s no date on the page, so I don’t know how long ago it was posted:

“Mr. [Clint] Williams has also renovated the old Brice (Pal) Theatre back to its grandeur. The theatre hosts local performers and can also be utilized a meeting facility with state-of-the-art audio/visual equipment. Adjacent to the theatre sits a small coffee shop which once functioned as a dentist office and apartment many years ago. With recent renovations, it is a meeting place for local residents for morning coffee or Saturday night music gatherings.”
Here is a fairly recent photo of the Blue Marquee.

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