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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rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on July 3, 2007 at 2:08 pm

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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