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A really nice Art Deco Type of Theater that need to be renovated possibly as a live entertainment Venue especially for Artists unable to book into the prestigious Carnegie hall of Lewisburg or possibly a branson type of venue.Just a suggestion!
Unfortunately the theater is now closed.I could make a great performance arts center for Fairmont State College though plus it would help revitalize the downtown area and it would save the college a ton of money by not building a brand new theater.Hopefully this theater will be saved!
The Grand Theater would make a great Branson Type of Theater with live entertainment at a fraction of the cost that it cost to build a new theater such as the “American Mountain Theater” www.americanmountaintheater.com in Elkins at a cost of 1.7 million.A band comedy group for example such as “Lucky Enough” now performing at the Elks Lodge in Elkins would be a good match for example plus it would bring more tourism into Philippi and the downtown area.That type of concept should be studied upon.Branson Type Entertainment at the Grand in historic Philippi!!
The city of Clarksburg WV should make more of an effort to renovate and open this theater.It would make a great performing arts theater for the local cummunity and the local colleges!