Springer Opera House

103 10th Street,
Columbus, GA 31902

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Springer Opera House

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The Springer Opera House is the State Theatre of Georgia. It was originally built in 1871 for live performances, closing in 1929, and re-opened as a movie house.

It re-opened once again in 1965 and in 1999 underwent a $12 million restoration as a live theater venue.

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on July 12, 2006 at 3:53 am

There are some recent 2006 ohotos of the Springer Opera Househere, another one here and one more is here.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on January 15, 2007 at 2:28 pm

Added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1970

Springer Opera House *** (added 1970 – Building – #70000214)
105 10th St., Columbus
Historic Significance: Event
Area of Significance: Communications, Performing Arts
Period of Significance: 1850-1874, 1875-1899, 1900-1924
Owner: Private
Historic Function: Recreation And Culture
Historic Sub-function: Theater
Current Function: Recreation And Culture
Current Sub-function: Museum, Theater

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on May 1, 2007 at 9:39 am

This is a postcard picture of the Springer Opera House. Click on it to expand.

rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on July 3, 2007 at 11:08 am

The Springer Opera House in Columbus is listed in the addenda section of the 1897-98 edition of the Julius Cahn Official Theatrical Guide. It was managed by the Springer Brothers, the seating capacity was 1,363, and it had both gas and electric illumination. The proscenium opening was 33 feet wide X 22 feet high, and the stage was 25 feet deep. The theatre was on the second floor and there were 8 in the house orchestra. There were 2 daily and 3 weekly newspapers in Columbus and 4 hotels, including the Rankin, the Central and the Vernon. The 1897 population was 20,000.

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