Construction work on former Appalachian Theater reveals artifacts

posted by CSWalczak on February 26, 2010 at 9:45 am

BOONE, NC — Workers transforming the former Carmike Appalachian 2, which opened in 1938 as the Appalachian, have uncovered a number of artifacts and curiosities from the theater’s past. The intent of the work, currently on hold, is to convert the theater into a multi-use venue.

“When we were tearing out underneath the balcony, we found a booking sheet,” McNiel said.

In the area where they used to house film reels, he found what looked like a rolled up carpet.

“It was a giant beautiful color lithograph,” he said, for the 1956 movie, The Eddy Duchin Story.
Three-D glasses and an old glass inkwell were among the finds, as were old syrup jugs from when sodas were hand-mixed.

There is more in the Mountain Times.

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Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on February 28, 2010 at 5:05 pm

Can anyone explain what is going on with this theater, it looks like it’s been gutted?

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