332 W. 12th Street,
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Getting off the interstate one finds quite a few old theatres. The Bacon Theatre in Alma, Georgia is a gem find in South Georgia. It had been closed for a while when I visited, but in pretty good shape. Maybe, today the city of Alma has saved the Bacon Theatre.
Nice one sheet frames in the front. Plate glass window leading into the theatre after you visited the box office where I am sure the manager could set and watch friends come to the "picture show" as the South Georgians would say. I looked in the office through the dirty dusty glass and saw the desk with papers and such just telling myself I bet this place is filled with one sheets and lobby cards. The managers office looked just like it did when they closed. Of course, that’s been years ago someone either got a treasure of theatre history with the books and magazines I saw, or it was sent to the dump.
Looked for the owner of the Bacon Theatre and found that Stein Theatres ran the small Family Drive-In in Alma, so I am betting most likely they ran the Bacon Theatre unless someone finds out different. You don’t know how bad I wanted to explore that old theatre, but at the time I couldn’t.
The Bacon Theatre was reopened in July 2012 as a movies & live performance theatre.
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