Grand Opera House
651 Mulberry Street,
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The Academy of Music was built circa 1883-84 and had 2,418 seats. It was designed by W.R. Gunn. Around two decades later, the Academy of Music was renovated, and opened again as the Grand Opera House in 1905. The Grand Opera House became a movie theater in 1936. By 1941 it was operated by Paramount Pictures Inc. through their subsidiary Lucas & Jenkins.
As a movie theater, the Grand Theater closed in 1965 and faced demolition. The building was saved from demolition by the Macon Arts Council. After being restored, the Grand Opera House opened again on April 6, 1970.
The Grand Opera House was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1970.
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