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The Miller Theatre, designed in Art Moderne style, complete with narrow ivory stucco facade, that was relieved by three bands of glass block, and a circular neon marquee, opened in 1938. It was designed by architect Roy A. Benjamin, whose other notable theatre’s include the San Marco Theatre and Florida Theatre in Jacksonville, FL, and the Marion Theatre in Ocala, FL. The entrance to the auditorium was through a 165 foot long x 40 foot wide arcade. Seating the auditorium was in orchestra and balcony levels.
In 1957, the world premiere of the movie “The Three Faces of Eve” starring Joanne Woodward, a Georgia native, took place at the Miller Theatre. The two psychiatrists who wrote the book on which the film was based were from Augusta.
The theater closed in 1983, but is currently in the midst of a restoration project.
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