appalachian theatre

The Appalachian Theatre of the High Country (ATHC) manages the historic Appalachian Theatre, located in the heart of downtown Boone, North Carolina. Once a gorgeous, Art Deco theater, the building was stripped of its signature architectural details over the years. After 69 years of entertaining the High Country as a movie theatre, it permanently closed its doors in 2007 and was later gutted. Luckily, a record of these unique Art Deco details live on in the archives of the Appalachian Theatre and Digital Watauga.

Today, the ATHC is using these archives to rehabilitate the theater, reclaim its Art Deco glory and create a new performing arts venue that can host concerts, films, plays, and dance performances. A large community room space on the second floor of the building will provide Boone with the only downtown venue capable of hosting meetings, receptions, and conferences for up to 150 people.

Facade renovations were completed in 2017. Interior renovations began in August 2018, with an anticipated opening in Fall 2019.

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