Reopening the Tybee Post Theater
Friends of the Tybee Theater is a non-profit organization dedicated to the transformation of the Post Theater into an operating performing arts and cultural center for Tybee Island.
The historic Tybee Post Theater, originally a 1930s movie house for the Fort Screven Army base, will be reborn as a civic center for Tybee. When the curtain is raised for the first time in 50 years this year, the Tybee Post Theater will seat approximately 240 and provide the only multi-purpose cultural venue on the island for both residents and visitors alike.
- A family-friendly venue for year-round activities
- A concert hall to showcase live music, dance and comedy performances
- A stage for live local and touring theater groups
- A movie house for first run, classic and children’s films
- A cultural venue for readings, recitals, assemblies and educational programming for children
- An historical landmark that is a symbol of Tybee’s commitment to historic preservation and the value we place on preserving our cultural heritage
So check out our site, donate to our cause and please sign up for our e-newsletter and “Like” our Facebook page to stay up on all the latest news.
Without Cullen Chambers, chairman of the Tybee Historical Society, the Post Theater would have been lost to demolition. By saving this historic theater, he has given us the opportunity to make it into the community asset that he knew it could be. Until the day he died, he was involved in all phases of its restoration from planning to plumbing. We will miss him greatly. To hear Cullen speak about the theater, watch the video on our Progress page.