Friday, February 4, 2011

Imperial Theatre Face of Tragedy

The Imperial Theatre opened on February 18, 1918 as the Wells Theatre for the presentation of vaudeville and photoplays to the Augusta community. According to a newspaper account, opening night ticket prices ranged from $0.15 to $0.35. Nine months after opening, the Theatre was sold and renamed the Imperial Theatre.Today, the Theatre is the home of the Augusta Opera, the Augusta Ballet, as well as the venue for live music and theatrical events.

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