September 27, 2023


New Estate

Simply $50K Will Get You This Historic Georgia Theater

2 min read

Pay attention up, cinephiles. This historic theater in McRae-Helena, GA, received’t break the financial institution—at the least not with the acquisition worth. It’s available on the market for a mere $50,000.

And with the appropriate purchaser, it may find yourself being a blockbuster challenge.

Referred to as “The Gene,” after Eugene Talmadge—four-time Georgia governor and close by resident—the theater has already been gutted by the proprietor, based on itemizing agent Susan Mann Evans, of Susan Evans Realty.

The vendor’s plans have been to display screen basic movies and host pageants, craft reveals, and musical productions, as was completed there within the Seventies.

However the purchaser should decide up the place the vendor left off.

“The proprietor has begun [the] cleansing and restore of the construction and has since relocated [back to New York],” Evans says. “The theater doesn’t have any seating.”

The roof and stage additionally want consideration, full electrical work can be obligatory, and the restrooms may use an replace, too.

Referred to as “The Gene,” after the long-time Georgia governor




Though closed since 2005, the theater was initially designed by architect Bernard Webb Jr. and opened within the Fifties. The place was shuttered in 1979. A former proprietor purchased the constructing within the Nineteen Nineties and operated a recreation room and batting-cage facility there. After that, the house was used as an occasion venue.

“It might be grand if I had any individual who would flip it again,” says Evans, who has heard from patrons outdoors the realm. “That was [the seller’s] intention.”

McRae-Helena is about 165 miles from Atlanta and roughly 120 miles from Savannah, GA.

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