Main Street Theatre

The Holliday Theatre opened on October 1st, 1947. It was built by Joseph Holliday and John Monroe Holliday of Galivants Ferry as a memorial to their father George J. Holliday. It originally contained 650 seats as well as a "cry room" for mothers with small children. The theatre closed in 1955 for ten years and reopened after renovations in 1965. It had completely deteriorated by the time it closed again in 1986. Fire destroyed the remaining structure in January of 1990. Theatre of the Republic, a community theatre group, purchased and rebuilt the theatre in 1999 and reopened the building as their permanent home.

The marquee is original to the building.

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To get to the next stop:

Cross Fourth Avenue and continue down Main Street. The next Historic Tour Stop is located on your left by the fence past the church. Watch for traffic!


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