Historic Tybee Post Theater Announces Grand Reopening Celebration Saturday, September 26
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TYBEE ISLAND, Ga – The historic Tybee Post Theater will hold a Grand Reopening Celebration to thank the sponsors, membership, volunteers and community members who have supported restoration efforts to the 1930s-era theater Saturday, September 26 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Hosted by the Friends of the Tybee Post Theater, the event is open and free to all who wish to attend. Enjoy complimentary champagne and hors d’oeuvres under an outdoor tent and live music from the Girlfriends and Sassy Cats & The Toms on the theater stage. Mayor Jason Buelterman and Tybee City Council will open the event with a ceremonial ribbon cutting to mark the occasion that has been years in the making.
“We are thrilled to host this beautiful, elegant event as a thank you to all who have supported the restoration of the theater over the years,” said Melissa Turner, Tybee Post Theater executive director. “There is still work to be done, but it is time to showcase what all has been accomplished in bringing this exciting cultural addition to the island.”
Parking is available on the streets around the theater, but walking, biking and carpooling is encouraged. A shuttle service will run from the North Beach Parking Lot to the event.
The theater will host its first ticketed event, Tybee’s Got Talent, Sunday, September 27 from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. For more information, tickets and competition entry form, visit the theater’s website or firstname.lastname@example.org. The first place winner receives $300!
Constructed in 1930, the Tybee Post Theater served as the movie house for soldiers and their families stationed at Fort Screven. The theater was one of the first in the state to show “talkies”, motion pictures with sound, and hosted important figures such as General George C. Marshall and his wife, future President Dwight D. Eisenhower and Johnny Mercer, Savannah’s famous composer.
Fundraising and restoration efforts have been underway since the acquisition of the theater by the Tybee Historical Society in 2001 and the Friends of the Tybee Post Theater in 2006.
ABOUT FRIENDS OF TYBEE THEATER:
Friends of the Tybee Theater, Inc., is a 501 (3) (c) non-profit corporation dedicated to the transformation of the Tybee Post Theater into an operating performing arts and cultural center that will be an integral part of the island community, enhance the cultural experience, encourage and attract visitors, and improve the overall quality of life. For more information about the Tybee Post Theater, visit TybeePostTheater.org.
ABOUT TYBEE ISLAND:
Tybee Island, Ga. is a quirky Southern beach town located just 20 minutes east of historic downtown Savannah. This family-friendly destination offers five miles of sandy beaches, a picture-perfect fishing pier, historic attractions, including Fort Pulaski and the Tybee Island Light Station, locally caught seafood, year round festivals and events, and a quintessential, coastal laid-back atmosphere. For more information on Tybee Island, visit www.VisitTybee.comonline or call 912.786.5444.