Buchanan Theatre Lights Up Main Street

posted by Ross Melnick on December 16, 2003 at 4:34 pm

BUCHANAN, VA — The Roanoke Times reports that the Buchanan Theatre, which was reopened in 2002 after a 17-year hiatus, has become the heartbeat of this small Virginia town.

According to Steve Davis, volunteer publicity chairman for Standing Room Only, a nonprofit organization that has leased the Buchanan, “The biggest impact is that something is regularly opened after most businesses have closed. It brings a lot of people in from a large geographical area.” Much of the theater’s success can be attributed to its programming which includes first and second run movies, opera, bluegrass and rock concerts, sports broadcasts, children’s matinees, benefit performances and church services.

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